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Roeder to fight on after cup exit

Glenn Roeder
Roeder's Canaries were the first team to lose to Charlton in 18 games

Norwich boss Glenn Roeder has insisted he will fight on after their 1-0 FA Cup defeat by Charlton on Tuesday.

There were protests after the game with some fans calling for Roeder to resign after the third-round replay defeat - their sixth reverse in eight games.

"The crowd were against us - they were against the team and against me at times," Roeder told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"But I have very broad shoulders, I've been in the game a long time. I enjoy a fight and I'll stand up to anybody."

He continued: "It was a horrible night because we were knocked out of the FA Cup.

"I'm not having it that we played poorly for the 90 minutes - we conceded a poor goal."

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Roeder took over at Carrow Road in October 2007 and Norwich currently lie just one place outside the Championship relegation zone on goal difference.

Despite their recent run of poor form, the former West Ham and Newcastle manager is convinced he can reverse the club's fortunes.

"We will turn this around," added Roeder. "We need to get new players in - certainly in the top half of the team.

"We've created plenty of chances, but haven't stuck the ball in the back of the net and unfortunately at the other end we've made too many mistakes.

"There have been plenty of games where the football has been better than last year, but we're in a poor position that we need to get out of as quickly as we can."

The Canaries' next game in the league is at home to Barnsley on Saturday.

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Norwich 0-1 Charlton
13 Jan 09 |  FA Cup


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