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2 October 2015

City boss previews Leicester clash

ALEX Neil is pleased with the goal threat his Canaries team poses as they prepare to lock horns with Leicester City on Saturday (3pm).

Norwich have managed to score in all but one of their nine competitive matches so far this season, while their opponents this weekend have also had no issues in the final third with 15 league goals to their name.

The two sides go head-to-head at Carrow Road in the final round of Barclays Premier League fixtures before the break for internationals.

"One of the things about coming up is that people talk about newly-promoted teams not getting enough goals, but we've managed to get rid of that tag," Neil told Norwich City TV on Friday.

"We look dangerous and we look as though we've got goals in the team. What we need to do now is make sure that we balance that off by being a bit more solid at the back.

"Providing we come out with the victory, it looks as though a high-scoring game might be on the cards. Obviously we'll try our best to keep a cleansheet, and I'm sure they'll be the same."

Leicester suffered their first defeat of the campaign at the hands of Arsenal last time out, but Neil recognised the positive start Claudio Ranieri has made after replacing Nigel Pearson in the summer.

"He's done well. He's come in and has picked up a lot of points early, which is always good," he commented.

"If we beat them though, we can go above them so that just shows how well we've started as well. We're confident going into the game.

"We're really determined, particularly at home, to make sure we force that and get the three points."

On what type of game he expects tactically, Neil added: "We're going to have to make sure our use of the ball is really good, and we deny them opportunities, and also that we make the best use of the ball when we've got it.

"I felt we were unfortunate against West Ham to not pick up the points that we deserve, and we're looking to make that right come the weekend."

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