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SNODGRASS - 'A GREAT BATTLE'

23 November 2012

Midfielder looking forward to facing Everton

CITY midfielder Robert Snodgrass is relishing a chance to test himself against Everton on Saturday as Norwich travel to Goodison Park in the Barclays Premier League.

The former-Leeds midfielder has never played at Everton’s famous ground before, but is ready for the challenge from David Moyes’ side come 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

After defeating Manchester United last time out, the Scottish international knows full well that the team will need to produce a similar level of performance against the Champions League chasing Toffees.

He told Canaries Player: “I always believe that we’ve got players that can create chances, and players who can take those chances, and we did that on Saturday against Man United. 

“We defended as a back 11 at times. John Ruddy made some terrific blocks, we made some great tackles and headers, and that’s what it takes to get a result against them.

“You know you’ve done well when you’re getting chances against Manchester United, because they’re usually really resilient and solid. 

“But for us as a team we attacked well as well as defended well. On another day we could maybe got two or three.

“The win against Arsenal was our first win in the league, and that then gave us the edge and the belief that we could go and do it. 

“It was just a matter of time before the first win came because we were creating some great chances but it just wasn’t falling for us.”

With confidence high in the squad, Snodgrass is hoping the team can take that into Saturday’s match against what he knows will be a strong Everton team.

The Toffees are unbeaten at home this season, and it will certainly be a difficult task to extend the current six-match unbeaten run, as well as having another game against Southampton to contend with on Wednesday, but Snodgrass is up for the challenge.

He added: “We’ve got a tough game against Everton on Saturday and we’ll need to be ready.

“I’ve come from the Championship where it was a game every Saturday and Tuesday. The boys here have probably had a year out of it but when the games come thick and fast that’s what you want as a footballer, to be involved in games.

“I’m sure Everton will want to bounce back after losing to Reading last week. David Moyes is a terrific manager, and what he’s done for Everton has been superb. 

“His Everton teams will always be up for it, giving 110% and we know what to expect on Saturday, it’ll be a great battle.”

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