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4 April 2017

'We can exploit their weaknesses,' says interim boss

NORWICH City will look to exploit Huddersfield Town's weaknesses when the two sides meet at the John Smith's Stadium on Wednesday night, says Alan Irvine.

David Wagner's outfit have had a fine campaign in the Sky Bet Championship, with the Terriers currently occupying third place after finishing 19th last term.

City's Interim Head Coach has been impressed with their surge in competitiveness - but believes his team can go and get a result in the televised encounter.

"They haven't surprised me because I could see how they were developing last year," he told Norwich City TV.

"Did I expect them to be quite as good as they have been? Probably not. They've been very good and made some good signings.

"They have a really interesting way of playing and they're where they are on merit.

"We'll look at games they've played recently. Like every other team in the league, they have their problems and deficiencies and we'll look to exploit those areas."

Irvine will draw positives from the Canaries' performance against Aston Villa on Saturday, even though two Jonathan Kodjia goals condemned them to defeat.

"We completely controlled the game, even with ten men," he added. "We outpassed them by about 400 passes and we had the territorial advantage.

"It's not like us not to score, especially when we've been as dominant as that. I would expect that if we're as dominant as that again we'd go on and score a couple of goals.

"It's vitally important that we get a good result at Huddersfield, there's no question about that. We need to win as many of the games as we've got left in order to give ourselves a chance of getting into the play-offs."

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