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U21S: ROBSON ON WEST BROM GAME

12 February 2014

Coach looking for more complete performance

UNDER-21s coach Mark Robson is hoping his side can replicate the fast start from their last match against Arsenal for the entirety of Thursday’s meeting with West Bromwich Albion at Carrow Road (7pm).

Rod Young put the Canaries ahead after just three minutes and they dominated the first portion of the half, but in the end needed a Jacob Murphy penalty in stoppage time to earn a 2-2 draw.

West Brom are five places below the Canaries in the Barclays Under-21s Premier League, and although Robson recognises their qualities, he says his team can achieve a positive result.

“It’s going to be a difficult game for us, as they all are, but we’re looking forward to it,” he said when speaking exclusively to Norwich City TV.

“We started our last league game against Arsenal really well – if we can recapture that form and sustain it for 90 minutes, then we’ll have a good chance of winning the game.

“They’re a good side though, we’ve looked at a few of their videos from their recent games. They’ve got a lot of pace in the team and they try and get the ball down and play.”

1,062 Norwich City supporters turned out for the visit of the Gunners and Robson is hoping for a similar turnout on Thursday evening.

“That was fantastic. To get over 1000 people there was really good for the players, and it was good at the end because we got the equaliser and they were really noisy,” he added.

“They were in the first 20 minutes too because I think we started the game off great and gave them something to cheer about, so hopefully we can get the same sort of crowd again – that would be brilliant.”

Seats will be available in the Jarrold Stand for this match, priced at £3 or free for priority members.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online, by telephone on 0844 826 1902 or in person from the Ticket Office at Carrow Road or the Canary Stores at Chapelfield and The Mall.

Tickets will be available from the Carrow Road ticket office on the evening of the game. We advise fans to buy in advance or arrive early to avoid queues.

Car parking will be available at the stadium on a first come, first served basis.


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