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‘Let’s pretend we’ve scored a goal’ – Dean Smith begs Norwich fans to stop undermining survival bid with sarcastic songs


DEAN SMITH has pleaded with Norwich fans to stop  the sarcastic singing that is undermining their relegation fight.

The Canaries travel to West Ham tonight still reeling from a shocking December when they lost all five games  – and didn’t even score a goal.

Norwich didn;t score a goal in the whole of December

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Norwich didn;t score a goal in the whole of DecemberCredit: Alamy

And January has not started on a much better note, with Smith’s side lucky to scrape a 1-0 win over League One Charlton in the FA Cup third round.

During the 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, travelling fans chanted ‘let’s pretend we’ve scored a goal’ and cheered wildly following a NASA-style countdown.

Boss Smith said: “I’ll be honest – I don’t like the sarcasm from our own fans.

“I totally understand the frustrations but because we are in a battle I would like them to be vented at the end rather than during the game.

“There has been a lack of confidence throughout the group and we need to stay together.”

Norwich were hard hit by Covid and injuries last month, especially at Palace.

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Billy Gilmour faces three to four weeks out with an ankle problem.

The Scotland international has gone back to parent club Chelsea to recover.

But Smith confirmed he will return to Norfolk once he has regained fitness and complete his season-long loan.

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