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Daniel Farke: Changes a possibility

18 August 2017

Daniel Farke is contemplating changes when his Norwich City side head to Aston Villa on Saturday.

The Canaries' trip to Villa Park marks a continuation of their hectic start to the new season, coming less than 72 hours after Wednesday's win over QPR.

"It's our third game in six days so we have to substitute some guys," Farke told the media on Friday afternoon.

"That's quite normal but we don't want to change too much. I'm thinking about how many [changes] are good for us and what positions.

"We have to find the right balance. There will be changes, because we have to; we have to think about giving guys like Ivo Pinto and Wes Hoolahan a rest.

"We will see what condition they are in then decide. Rotating has its disadvantages but it also creates a lot of togetherness among the guys because they're all getting minutes."

Farke is aware of the magnitude of the test his side faces this weekend, coming up against one of the favourites for promotion who are yet to register a league victory this term.

"Aston Villa is a massive club and it will be a hard game," he added.

"They will be motivated and aggressive after their start to the season. There will a big will for them to get their first win, especially being at home.

"It's going to be a game with a lot of intensity and we have to prepare for that. If we are able to control the game, then perhaps the supporters will get a little bit nervous. 

"There is pressure on them, which is a bit crazy after four games. It's a big challenge for us but we're looking forward to it."

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