Unhappy fans to grill Roeder

Glenn Roeder could be in for a rough ride tonight when he faces City fans demanding to know why the spectre of relegation has once again reared its ugly head at Carrow Road.

Glenn Roeder could be in for a rough ride tonight when he faces City fans demanding to know why the spectre of relegation has once again reared its ugly head at Carrow Road.

The Canaries manager is due to make his first public appearance, at the invitation of the club's biggest supporters' organisation, the Norwich City Independent Supporters Association.

And they will be demanding to know why:

City have suddenly found themselves hovering just three points above the relegation zone.

Why a 13-match unbeaten run has been followed by five defeats in the last seven games.

And why City have scored just four times during that slump.

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Two goals within the space of four second-half minutes saw City go down 2-0 at Sheffield United on Saturday, which means they could be back in the drop zone next weekend should the unthinkable happen and they lose at home to struggling Colchester.

It's a scenario City fans thought they'd left behind when Roeder worked his magic, taking them from rock bottom to the top of half of the table within four months.

But the ugly truth is that relegation is still an issue, with Roeder accusing his players of committing football suicide after conceding two “rotten” goals.

“We played well and had chances, but then we held a gun to our head and pulled the trigger twice,” he said.

However Roeder insists he is remaining positive, despite the obvious.

“Of course I'm concerned, we're all concerned,” he said. “We want to turn it round, so I am hardly going to say, no it doesn't concern me.

“We've got to get back to doing what we were doing when I first came here and that's winning football matches,” he said.

“We don't want to find ourselves sucked into something we don't want to. But I'm not looking over my shoulder.

“When you do that you tend to fall over. There have been a few things that have happened in my life that have taught me the best thing is simply to look forward.”

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