Don’t give up yet, urges ex-City man Matt Jarvis

   Norwich City must find out how to “shut up shop” in games in their bid for Premier League survival, consistent with former winger Matt Jarvis.

The 33-year-old was a part of Alex Neil’s squad who did not beat the move in 2016 and is urging City’s experienced heads to nurse the club’s youngsters through difficult periods in games.

The England international has been training with Swindon Town as he continues his look for a replacement club, but knows what’s required to remain within the top-flight.

“The ones who are through similar things got to use their experience to understand when to shut up shop in games,” said Jarvis, who left the club last summer upon the expiry of his contract with injuries plaguing his time at Carrow Road.

“They need to make sure the simple things are done well and managing situations within games because they are available thick and fast and increase in importance.

“It’s all about giving yourself an opportunity to form it possible to remain up.

“I think you’ll keep watching it and telling yourself it’ll be subsequent game where it turns but you run out of games eventually. within the Premier League, it’s incredibly difficult to urge end in any game.”

Jarvis has spent the bulk of his career within the Premier League with Wolves, West Ham and City, but also understands how difficult it’s to acclimatise to life within the top-flight following promotion.

“The biggest thing for the team that played the bulk of last season is experience and knowing what to try to to in certain situations,” Jarvis explained.

“I would say that the difference between the Premier League and therefore the Championship is that within the Championship, you get less time on the ball but it’s slightly easier to try to to something with it.

“In the Premier League, you’ve got longer on the ball but it’s harder to try to to something with it.

“The league they’re in is deadly and one chance is typically the difference.”

City face a crunch encounter against free-falling Bournemouth at Carrow Road this weekend, a match that Jarvis has fond memories in after scoring on his City debut in 2015.

Jarvis on the day he helped put Bournemouth to the sword – see inside


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