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HOWSON - 'IT'LL BE A GOOD GAME'

28 September 2012

City midfielder looking forward to facing Reds

NORWICH City midfielder Jonny Howson has insisted that confidence is high in the camp ahead of Saturday’s game with Liverpool at Carrow Road in the Barclays Premier League.

Both Chris Hughton’s City and Brendan Rodgers’ Reds are still in search of their first league victory of the season in what is all set up to be a thrilling clash in front of a packed stadium.

Howson was part of the team that were edged out 1-0 by Newcastle at the Sports Direct Arena last weekend, but feels that if current performance levels are maintained; the first win won’t be too far away.

He told Canaries Player: “Regarding the season it’s still early days, and if we keep playing like we are, I’m sure it’ll come eventually.

“It’s a bit frustrating because we seem to keep saying the same things – we’re playing well, creating chances, and causing problems for the opposition. 

“It’s just about getting those three points, and we played well at Newcastle, so there are positives there and as I said we are creating chances, but the only frustrating thing is not picking up the points. 

“We’re all very competitive lads and whether it be on the training pitch or in a bit of a mess about we always want to win.

“There are no signs of lads dropping their heads or confidence being low around the place, so it’s still there and we’re a close-knit bunch so there’s no reason for it to happen.”

The Canaries go into the match on the back of a 1-0 Capital One Cup win over Doncaster Rovers at Carrow Road in midweek, whilst Liverpool recovered from a weekend league defeat to Manchester United to beat West Brom on Wednesday.

Howson added: “It was a good performance against Doncaster. The lads did what was asked of them, we’re through to the next round and we got a clean sheet at home as well.

“We watched the Liverpool game last weekend against Man United, and for large periods of the match with ten men they were the better side. 

“Like us they’d have probably liked a few more points on the board, but it’s still early days and we’re aware of the threats that they’ve got.

“I’m sure it’ll be a good game, and if we can get off to a good start with the crowd behind us it’ll be great.”

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