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Daniel Farke: We do not fear Derby

9 February 2018

Daniel Farke says his Norwich City side will travel to Pride Park without any fear as they prepare to face Derby County on Saturday (3pm).

City have been on a positive run of form recently but Derby have not lost in 11 league matches, a run stretching back to November.

But according to the City boss, his side do not fear Derby and they will do all they can to bring a decent result back to Norfolk.  

“We never have fear,” he declared, speaking at his pre-match press conference. “We go there pretty respectful because we know we have an away game at a team who is 2nd in the table and unbeaten in 11 league games.

“They are a team which has conceded one of the lowest number of goals in the whole league. They have the highest average age in their starting eleven so they have a lot of experience.

“All the lads on that pitch know what it takes to win games. They are really experienced and they don’t make many mistakes.

“It will be important to be there like we did in the last few games, really concentrated on ourselves and without mistakes in our defensive behaviour.

“Derby normally doesn’t give away many chances so it’s important to be effective when we have chances tomorrow. That will be crucial for being successful.

“We know that we are in good shape and we are confident. Hopefully we can go on with our outstanding away form and return with the points."

Farke paid tribute to former City striker Cameron Jerome who left Norwich for Derby last month but added he hopes the 32-year-old doesn’t continue his goalscoring form from last week.

“It’s quite normal that players leave and they’re really good lads and guys with good character,” he added.

“Cam did a lot for this club and was there with big success. I really wish him all the best and hopefully a really good end of the season with many appearances and many goals, so tomorrow he can take a break!

“I’m really glad he had his first goal for Derby last week because normally football writes the story of a player scoring his first goal against his old club so I’m really happy he was able to score last week. He will go on but hopefully not tomorrow.”

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