Norwich City column: Ed Seaman would be shocked if Wagner was able to turn things around at club despite recent win over Cardiff
It feels lovely - and almost strange - to be writing this column on the back of a Norwich City victory.
It goes without saying, the three points earned at the Cardiff City Stadium last week do little to alter the mood music around Carrow Road, but it does provide some relief from the constant barrage of defeats and negativity.
Stuart Webber has now officially departed, while Ben Knapper has begun the job of galvanising our football club.
All the noises from within the club suggests that David Wagner will remain in his role for the immediate future, despite the pressure he finds himself under.
I thought sacking Wagner would have been a smart move for Knapper, earning himself a quick win with the fans, but it is also understandable that he wants to assess from within before making any judgements.
I would still be shocked if Wagner was able to turn things around – and keeping him as head coach very much feels like delaying the inevitable.
But here we are.
It appears the feeling within the club is that our current form can be attributed to an injury crisis – and I get that to a point.
There is no doubt that we are missing a few key players.
Grant Hanley has yet to kick a ball this season.
Our captain would certainly have improved our woeful defensive record and in tough times, his leadership would have been invaluable.
Josh Sargent is another whose absence is keenly felt.
The USA international started the season in top form and is one of the best forwards in the league, if not the best.
But I think to suggest that our form is acceptable because of these absentees is ridiculous.
All teams have injuries, and we have to deal with it much better than we currently are.
It also doesn’t say much about our squad depth and the confidence the club has in those players you would label as on the fringe.