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Rio Ferdinand expects Norwich City to lay the groundwork to “bounce back” after another defeat

Rio Ferdinand expects Norwich City to lay the groundwork to ‘bounce back’ after the Canary Islands hit their survival chances after a defeat to Brighton

Rio Ferdinand expects Norwich City to lay the foundation for an upcoming return to Premier League football after Daniel Farke’s side dealt a serious blow to their chances of survival.

The Canary Islands suffered their fifth loss on the spin on Saturday because a hit by Leandro Trossard was enough to give Brighton all three points to put Farke’s side on the brink.

Norwich is seven points adrift from Watford in 17th place with five games to go, as their chances of survival seem all the more bleak.

Rio Ferdinand believes Norwich is in a good position to bounce back next season

Rio Ferdinand believes Norwich is in a good position to bounce back next season

The Canary Islands suffered their fifth-class defeat on the spin after defeat to Brighton

The Canary Islands suffered their fifth-class defeat on the spin after defeat to Brighton

The Canary Islands suffered their fifth-class defeat on the spin after defeat to Brighton

And Ferdinand believes that they are working behind the scenes to give the team the quality they need to take on a promotional challenge next season in case they don’t secure this campaign.

“There will be a realignment, which always happens when teams are relegated from the Premier League, that makes sense,” he said of BT Sport.

“But from a tactical perspective, they have a real lack of pace in this team. There is no cutting edge.

Due to Saturday's defeat, the gap to safety remains at seven points with five games to go

Due to Saturday's defeat, the gap to safety remains at seven points with five games to go

Due to Saturday’s defeat, the gap to safety remains at seven points with five games to go

Ferdinand believes that Norwich will recruit well to allow himself to bounce back

Ferdinand believes that Norwich will recruit well to allow himself to bounce back

Ferdinand believes that Norwich will recruit well to allow himself to bounce back

‘ [Teemu] Pukki and [Todd] Cantwell is the main source of goals, they didn’t play today. Five goals in the team that started today don’t bode well and tell you why they’re down where they are.

Norwich’s success in promoting the championship last season was the result of a good recruitment by football director Stuart Webber.

The likes of Pukki, Emi Buendia and Ondrej Duda are success stories and Ferdinand expects similar healthy investments to be made in the next transfer window.

“I’m sure recruiting will work quickly behind the scenes to bring in players, but I think Norwich is a good place as a football club to bounce back,” he added.

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