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REDMOND: 'NIGHT GAMES ARE SPECIAL'

28 January 2014

Winger speaks ahead of Newcastle United clash

NATHAN Redmond says a special atmosphere is always created during night matches at Carrow Road – and he hopes for nothing different when Newcastle United visit on Tuesday.

Chris Hughton’s men take on the Magpies as part of a full programme of midweek Premier League fixtures, and Redmond is looking forward to playing under the floodlights.

“I’ve always enjoyed the night games, especially at Carrow Road when the fans get behind us,” said the 19-year-old when talking to the media ahead of the game.

“It’s like a typical Tuesday night game under the floodlights – it’s one of those where if we get a win, and perform well, the fans will remember.”

The match represents a chance for the Canaries to notch back-to-back wins for the first time this season, and Redmond says that feat would be a confidence boost for the squad.

“It will be something special if we can do that and start a run of good form,” he added.

“Newcastle pose a lot of threats, especially in the centre of the park and up front. They’ve got pace and power about them and they’re a force to be reckoned with, but we’ve got our own strengths as well.

“We had a couple of days off and then we’ve a solid week’s training, and I think now we’re ready for them. It’s always a challenge in the Premier League but now we can try and get those back-to-back wins.”



The former Birmingham winger hasn’t started a Premier League game since the draw against Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day, but he insists he’s relishing the competition for places.

“A couple of years ago I wouldn’t have understood that, I would have just wanted to have played every game, but now I’m starting to understand that the Premier League has a lot of high demands,” explained Redmond.

“I’ve enjoyed the competition, and there is a sense of that but at the same time there’s a real togetherness within the squad.

“I’m ready and I’m raring to go if the gaffer needs me.”


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