Premier League: Neil Adams praises Norwich's Wes Hoolahan
Neil Adams has praised the attacking prowess of Wes Hoolahan ahead of Norwich's crunch battle with Fulham.
Last Updated: 12/04/14 2:23pm
Adams climbed into the Canaries hotseat this week following the sacking of Chris Hughton after the defeat to West Brom left Norwich just five points clear of the Cottagers and the last place in the relegation zone.
While Hoolahan was operating on the left of midfield in the final games of Hughton's tenure, Adams has hinted he will attempt to harness more of his attacking prowess.
The new Norwich boss told The Pink'un: "I have seen Wes play in a number of positions, left-side, in the hole as a number 10, and Wes is an attacking player.
"He is someone who can get on the ball and get on the turn. What I like is players who can receive the ball into feet and they are looking to play it forward, to get in and hurt the opposition. That is Wes' natural game.
"I have seen many, many games, even going back to his time at Blackpool, so we all know what Wes can do and what he can't do.
"He is a fantastic player and if he is on the pitch and gets enough of the ball then on his day he can win you a game.
"It is about the philosophy underpinning how you go about things and it doesn't matter whether you are playing home or away."
Adams is going for the win at Craven Cottage, rather than settling for a draw to maintain the five-point gap.
"I'll pick a team I feel can win a game, that is how I have always worked as a coach," he said.
"We have looked at Fulham and we will have a system that gives us the best chance to do that and we will be ready if we need to change things at half-time or during a game.
"In terms of changing the line-up it is up to the players to force their way in. I have a team in mind and we have changed things about a bit in training and I will probably name the team on Friday just before we travel down to the game.
"The vast majority of the players are fit. We just have to check on one or two, but we have worked well and the players will be ready. They have been responsive to what I have asked of them."