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JONNY HOWSON: NEXT 90 MINUTES THE BIGGEST

9 September 2016

Midfielder looks ahead to Bluebirds clash

JONNY Howson says Norwich City will continue to take their Sky Bet Championship campaign one game at a time, with Cardiff City next to visit Carrow Road on Saturday (3pm).

The Canaries face two home matches in quick succession with Wigan Athletic also making the trip to Norfolk on Tuesday, but the midfielder insists there are no benefits to looking too far in advance.

"We'll concentrate on the first game, then worry about others when it comes to them," Howson told the media at Colney on Friday afternoon.

"At home you always want to make it a fortress. We don't want teams to have an easy ride when they come here, and we'll be looking to take maximum points whoever we face.

"We're an experienced bunch and know sometimes you're going to get setbacks. We can't do anything about the Birmingham match so have to move on from that.

"If you're not at it in this league you'll get found out. Talk is cheap so the bottom line is about going out there and proving it on the pitch."

The weekend clash will see Bluesbirds head coach Paul Trollope return to Carrow Road, as well as former City winger Anthony Pilkington - both of whom are no strangers to Norwich's number eight.

"I got on really well with him [Trollope] when he was here," Howson added.

"He was manager at Bristol Rovers before and moved into the manager's job at Cardiff in the summer, but it's nothing new for me. You come up against former teammates or coaches regularly; that's football.

"There are a fair few of us that were here with Pilks too, and we're well aware of what he can do. With him and others, they've got players who can hurt you.

"We'll have to be ready for that and we know that we have to better than we were in our last game."



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