Graham Dorrans believes Norwich City need slight tweaks to push on

Norwich City's Graham Dorrans celebrates scoring their second goal with Cameron Jerome and Jonny Howson

Dorrans scored twice as Alex Neil's Canaries relinquished a two goal lead in Tuesday night's 2-2 draw with Fulham.

Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans has told the club's official website that the Canaries need to make slight tweaks to their game if they are to push on in the Championship this season, after the Canaries' surrendered a two goal advantage in Tuesday night's clash with Fulham.

Alex Neil's side raced into a 2-0 lead at Craven Cottage courtesy of two expertly taken first-half penalties from Dorrans, however the Yellows' uncharacteristically lackadaisical second half showing allowed the hosts back into the tie, and they were made to settle for a share of the spoils after goals from Stefan Johansen and Chris Martin drew the Cottagers level.

The second half slip-up meant that Norwich were usurped from top spot in The Championship by Rafael Benitez's rampant Newcastle United side after the Magpies cruised to a 2-0 win at Barnsley, and afterwards Dorrans conceded that The Canaries need to maintain their performance levels for 90 minutes if they are to start putting games to bed.

The Scotland international told Norwich's official club website: It's a difficult league the Championship, we know that. I think we need to finish games how we start them,

"I don't how we can pinpoint what's going wrong there, but we have to stay positive. It's an away point and we go again Saturday.

"We take each game as it comes. I think we're playing well at the minute, but there are things we need to tweak. If we get that right then we can push on." 

Norwich have now failed to keep a single clean sheet in their last five league outings, and their defensive frailties will be a real cause of concern for manager Alex Neil, as he looks to steer the Canaries back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Despite having an embarrassment of riches amongst their ranks on an attacking front, it would be imprudent to assume that Norwich can simply blow teams out of the water every week in their quest for automatic promotion and, with eight goals shipped in their last four outings, Neil will be desperate for his porous side to tighten up at the back heading into the season's crucial winter months.

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