CITY Development Squad manager Scott Marshall is preparing for a second game in three days as City’s under-21s prepare to take on Cromer Town in the semi-final of the Norfolk Senior Cup (7.30pm).
The young Canaries secured a 1-0 win over Stoke City at Colney on Monday as Adel Gafaiti headed home a Josh Murphy free-kick in the first-half and now prepare to face a different test in the form of Cromer Town.
“It’s good for us,” said Marshall, “Because of the weather we have been a bit stop start since Christmas because of the weather in terms of the games programme. So to get two games in three days will be a test for us – It’ll be a bit of a shock to the system for them.
“It’s good, everybody is looking forward to it. It’s a semi-final at the end of the day, it’s always good to experience a bit of cup football and it’ll be good for the lads.
“It’ll be a different test for them, it certainly won’t be easy. We’ve got to go again and obviously our game against Stoke on Monday will still be in their legs as well.
“We have to make sure that we are focused and ready to pick ourselves up and go again. But players are asked to do that week-in-week-out ad perform when maybe you’re not 100%.
“It’s a good experience for them to learn how to show that discipline and look after themselves properly with having two games in three days.”
The Crabs go into the match on the back of a thumping 11-0 win at Hempnall on Saturday, but the victory over the league’s bottom side was overshadowed by a serious ankle injury sustained by Liam Landamore, who faces a long spell on the sidelines.
Town are currently sixth in the Anglian Combinations table, six points behind leaders Blofield with four games in hand.
Admission tonight at Cabbell Park is £6 for adults and £1 for children.