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2 October 2015

Defender expecting open game against Foxes

STEVEN Whittaker wants Norwich City to be positive in their approach when they host Leicester City in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday (3pm).

The Scotland international has continued to form a key part of the Canaries' defensive make-up this term, having made a total of 40 Sky Bet Championship in 2014-15.

Whittaker is pleased with how well his side have adjusted to life back in the top tier, and told the media at Colney Training Centre on Friday morning: "We've collected a good number of points so far.

"We just need to keep adding to that. We've carried on from where we left off last season by trying to take that form into this campaign.

"It's been a positive start for us, especially with our away record. At home we're confident of keeping possession and moving the ball well to break teams down.

"We'll be looking to get into the ascendancy and take the game to Leicester, because we're aiming for the three points."

Claudio Ranieri's Foxes have begun the current season impressively, collecting a dozen points from their opening seven matches.

They suffered their first defeat of the season against Arsenal last weekend, and Whittaker added: "Leicester have had a great start so it’s going to be a difficult game.

"It’s our job as a team to be solid and get in a shape to limit their chances as much as we can. Hopefully we can do that by concentrating on what we're going to do.

"We’re looking to sharpen up our game defensively, which the manager has spoken about over the last couple of weeks. The team is working well as a unit, and we're looking to continue that."

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