Adam Idah started his third Premier League game of the season for Norwich as they fell 2-0 to West Ham on Wednesday evening.
Idah was among Norwich's better players in their sixth consecutive league defeat. In the second half, with West Ham leading 1-0, Idah had a strike from outside the box tipped onto the post by Lukasz Fabianski.
"There’s parts of his game that he still needs to improve," Norwich manager Dean Smith said about the Ireland international following the game.
"There were a couple of opportunities in the first half where, I’ve got an old saying, 'don’t make a good chance better', and I felt that he turned down a couple of good opportunities where he could have had a shot.
"That’s the part of the game that we need to get better but there’s no denying that Fabianski makes a good save and that certainly gave us a lift."
Jarrod Bowen put West Ham 1-0 ahead just before half-time, and he added a second in the 83rd minute. Smith said he was "disappointed with both goals" and that his side "didn't deserve anything from the game". It was Norwich's sixth consecutive league game without scoring.
"We had a 20-minute spell where we were in the game," said Smith.
"I just feel that we need a bit of killer instinct in the box at the moment, and a little bit of confidence.
"I thought we countered a lot better. I thought we were a lot better on the ball than we have been."