Alex Neil felt was desperately disappointed for his players at the end of Leicester v Norwich after seeing the home side grab an 89th minute winner after his men arguably created the better chances in the game.
‘It is really disappointing,’ Neil told Sky Sports. ‘I am disappointed for them, the amount of effort they put in.
‘I thought they created some real good clear opportunities in the game, particularly first half.
‘Then to get dealt a sucker blow right at the end was disappointing.
‘I thought our gameplan, how we went about it, and how the players performed, was all you could expect from us really, and I am just gutted for them at the end.
‘I think, over the piece, if anybody deserved to win it, I think we certainly were the team who had the best chances in the game.
‘I think there is a lot to take in terms of positives, it is just tough when you concede at the end.’
Jerome’s miss from a first half Robbie Brady corner was the main talking point, with the Canary striker heading fractionally wide from around six yards and under no pressure. He also missed a one on one but it was the header that was the gilt edged chance.
‘Cameron had a header from a corner and he was also one-on-one with Kasper Schmeichel, and I think he got the ball caught underneath his feet,’ the Norwich manager reflected.
‘We created good chances and unfortunately didn’t take them.
‘It is going to be a difficult run-in but I think, if we continue to perform in that manner, then we will give ourselves a really good opportunity.
‘We have a big game on Tuesday now [against Chelsea] and if we can fight and scrap, create as many chances as we did today, and keep the opposition quiet, we’ll have a good chance.’
It’s fair to say that this was a much better performance from our boys than of late. A new formation that, although initially a bit shaky, we grew into as the game went on saw us tighter at the back and more of a threat going forwards. It seems that in Robbie Brady and Ivo Pinto, we have two players perfect for the wing back roles.
Same old same old, though. We haven’t had a top performing striker sincer Grant Holt in his pomp. We need a striker that can be relied on to score a goal when we’re playing badly or a little out of sorts and not having that man is costing us.
When the season is over, and I hate to say it but we’re in the box seat for relegation, then we will only be left with Cameron Jerome and Kyle Lafferty. Jerome is an able performer in the Championship but this is too high a level for him.
Investment in a couple of forwards will be required and significant investment at that.