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‘Let’s pretend we’ve scored’

DEAN SMITH has begged Norwich fans to stop singing the sarcasm that is sabotaging their relegation battle.

The canaries coming to see West Ham tonight are still reeling from a terrifying December where they lost all five games – and didn’t even score a goal.

Norwich haven't scored for the whole month of December

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Norwich haven’t scored for the whole month of DecemberCredit: Alamy

And January didn’t get off to a much better start, with Smith’s side fortunately winning 1-0 over League One Charlton in the FA Cup third round.

During the 0-3 loss to Crystal Palace, traveling fans chanted ‘let’s pretend we’ve scored’ and cheered wildly after a NASA-style countdown.

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

“I totally understand the frustrations but since we’re in a battle I’d rather have them vented at the end of the game than during the game.

“There was a lack of confidence in the whole team and we needed to stay together.”

Norwich have been hit hard by Covid and injuries last month, particularly at Palace.

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

The Scotland international has returned to parent club Chelsea to recuperate.

But Smith confirmed he will return to Norfolk once he is fit and completes his season-long loan.

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