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John Ruddy says Norwich players ‘blown away’ by Alex Neil



Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy says the Canaries squad have been ‘blown away’ by new manager Alex Neil.

Neil has revitalised the Canaries

Neil has revitalised the Canaries

Neil Adams resigned as Carrow Road boss on the 5th of January and the hierarchy at Norwich immediately targeted the former Hamilton Academical man as their ideal manager to take over.

Since his appointment on the 9th of January, the Canaries have begun to fly, winning six in eight league games. He signed Scottish Premier League top scorer Tony Andreu, a player he managed during his time at Hamilton, and Graham Dorrans on loan during his time.

Ruddy says he sees similarities between Neil and Paul Lambert and that the team are under no illusion as to what the Scot wants out of them.

Ruddy told the EDP 24: “I didn’t know a thing about him to be honest, but you have to praise the club. They had him in their thoughts for a while and it has proved to be an inspired appointment.

“For such a young man in managerial terms he is so impressive. He has taken to it very easily. He is very similar, without focusing on the past too much, to Paul [Lambert] in terms of the fact he knows how to manage players.

“He knows when he needs to be an authoritative figure and when he can have a laugh, and the lads know that as well. We know he is approachable but we also know where the line is.

“The Scottish link is the obvious one, whether it is the accent that makes him authoritative or scary I don’t know, but the gaffer is very much his own man. At the end of the day he is charge and we respect him.”

Neil gained another three points against Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night, after coming from 1-0 down to win 2-1, thanks to Jerome and Johnson.

The Canaries are now now back in the play-offs in fifth place and have accumulated 59 points thus far this season.

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