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Daniel Farke: Win at Sheffield United would create momentum

17 August 2018

Daniel Farke is expecting the usual tough task from Sheffield United on Saturday but says a win for his Canaries could act as a springboard going forw

City visited Sheffield early in September last season looking for their first away win and put in a professional performance to prevail 1-0, thanks to Yanic Wildschut's first-half strike.

And the City head coach is hoping his side can pick up their first victory of the league season at a place where they had some joy last year.

"It was a crucial game for us last season," Farke recalled. "We were conceding lots of goals at this point and we came up against a team in good form.

"But we played really well and it was great for our confidence. We stood against the intensity of the fans and did great to get a clean sheet.

"A result tomorrow could create a lot of momentum. It's one of the toughest places to go but if you do well, you don't have to be scared of anyone in this league.

"I've seen [Blades boss] Chris Wilder since our last visit. We had a beer afterwards. All is relaxed between us. 

"He's doing extraordinary work there. It's tough to play against them and that's mainly down to him. They did well last season and they've made some good signings."

Farke also took time to reflect on Thursday night's Carabao Cup Round Two draw which saw his City side drawn to visit Cardiff City.

"There's a lot of bad luck for us at the moment. We didn't win our first two and we deserved to and we suffered with a few injuries against Stevenage," he added.

"The Cup draw is tough for us. It's not ideal for the travelling aspect but it is like it is. We want to go through to the next round. It will be fun to see Neil Warnock again because I really like him!"

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