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PREPARATION KEY FOR BENNETT

25 January 2013

Winger eyeing FA Cup progress

MIDFIELDER Elliott Bennett has revealed that the Canaries are preparing for Saturday’s FA Cup with Budweiser clash against Luton Town every bit as seriously as they would any other match.

A full house is expected at Carrow Road, with 4,000 fans from Luton making the trip to Norwich in what is all set to be an entertaining encounter between the Canaries and Paul Buckle’s non-league giant-killers.

A place in the fifth round draw is on offer for the winners, and despite the Hatters’ third round exploits, where they knocked out Championship side Wolves 1-0 at Kenilworth Road, Bennett is hoping that if City prepare correctly they can be in the hat for Sunday’s draw.

The scorer of City’s opening goal against Peterborough in the last round told Canaries Player: “We’ve just got to prepare like we normally would, and do the same things as if we were playing Manchester United at the weekend.

“We’ll still have a meeting about what Luton do well and how we can impose ourselves on them so we’ll prepare the same.

“Giant killings happen every year in all the cups, and it’s something you don’t want to be on the wrong side of, so hopefully it won’t be us on Saturday.

“I’m looking forward to it, you want to play in every game.

“You always want to play games and be involved, but obviously it’s mightily disappointing when you come off a result and performance like we did against Liverpool.

“We let ourselves down and the travelling support as well, but we’ve been working really hard in training looking to put that right.

“This is a break from the league, and you really can’t wait to get back on the pitch and put things right after a defeat, but it’ll be a tough game because as we know they beat Wolves in the last round.

“We’ll have to match their work rate and effort and hopefully we’ll get a result.”

To watch the full interview with Elliott Bennett on Canaries Player, click here.

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