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HOSPITAL CUP: DARREN HUCKERBY ON A 'SPECIAL OCCASION'

16 May 2016

Ticket proceeds to go to East Anglia's Children's Hospices

DARREN Huckerby is looking forward to a 'special' occasion when his Under-16s side host East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town in the Hospital Cup at Carrow Road on Tuesday (7:45pm).

Norwich's youngsters are set to face their Suffolk counterparts in a 40-minutes each-way format, with all ticket proceeds going to East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk ahead of the fixture, Huckerby said: "It will be special for the lads to play at the stadium.

"It's an interesting fixture, especially with the game being against Ipswich. It will be the first time I've had the whole group together for a while so it will be a good experience for them.

"We've had several players playing up a level this year, so we're looking forward to finishing the season off as a group. We have a couple missing through injury but getting them all together will be nice."

Huckerby, who often served as tormentor-in-chief of derby meetings during his playing days with City, is keen for his team to savour the night while also maintaining their regular performances levels.

"We don't want to treat it too differently to how we would a normal Saturday," the former winger explained.

"Obviously the atmosphere will be really good with people there to watch. We've had a good season generally and it would be nice to finish it well against Ipswich.

"We've got some very good young players and this is all part of an eventual progression to the first team. This is the start of their journey, and it's a good chance for the general public to see that."

Tickets are priced at £3 for adults and £1 for Under-17s, with supporters welcome to make an additional donation to EACH should they wish to do so. 

Fans of both clubs can purchase tickets ONLINE, by phone on 0844 826 1902 and from the ticket offices at Carrow Road, Castle Mall and Chapelfield. 



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