21-man squad to make the trip to Aldiss ParkNORWICH City will make the short trip to Dereham this Saturday to play the Magpies in the opening game of their pre-season schedule (3pm).
After a fortnight’s training at St George’s Park and Colney, Neil Adams will take a 21-man squad to Aldiss Park as focus shifts to getting his players match practice ahead of the Canaries’ Sky Bet Championship curtain-raiser against Wolverhampton Wanderers on August 10.
Adams said: “Most of the players will play 45 minutes at Dereham; we’ll take a large group of players, and then it’s a case of getting the first minutes under their belts.
“I think it’s good to have these games. It helps support these local clubs, because they’ll be a good few people there to watch it who will want to have their first look at the new Norwich City squad.
“Of course it’s about getting fitness, but you want to win every game.”
City last played Town at Aldiss Park as part of their pre-season preparations in July 2010, with goals from Michael Nelson and Cody McDonald (2) ensuring a 3-0 win.
Norwich City squad to travel to Dereham Town: John Ruddy (GK), Steven Whittaker, Bradley Johnson, Russell Martin, Michael Turner, Lewis Grabban, Jonny Howson, Kyle Lafferty, Gary Hooper, Jamar Loza, Elliott Bennett, Javier Garrido, Luciano Becchio, Josh Murphy, Nathan Redmond, Ryan Bennett, Jacob Murphy, Declan Rudd (GK), Alexander Tettey, Andrew Surman, Adel Gafaiti.
Tickets are now on general sale, with Dereham advising supporters to book in advance by calling the club on 01362 690460. They are priced at £10 for adults, and just £1 for Under-16s, while car-park passes will cost an additional £2.
Supporters can also purchase tickets on the day, with turnstiles opening from 1pm.
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