Max Aarons wants Norwich City's Under-18s to fly out of the traps when they host Birmingham City in the FA Youth Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night (7pm).
David Wright's youngsters have progressed past Barnsley, Derby County and Newcastle United in the competition so far, albeit by often having to dig deep following sluggish starts.
"We know we have to start better, especially against the better teams," the defender told reporters on Monday morning.
"They won't give us a chance to get back into it. We've spoken about it and been working on ways to get around it.
"We're looking for a fast start on Tuesday. Playing at the stadium is massive because in the future that's where we want to be playing every week.
"We don't need to build the game up. It's the biggest competition in youth football so we have to do our best."
The opportunity to play at the Canaries' home stadium is something the former Luton Academy player never takes for granted, as he added: "We can't wait and just want to show the fans what we can do.
"Hopefully we can put a good performance in and get to the semi-finals. We're just buzzing for the game and want to get through.
"There's no hiding the fact that this is the biggest game of my career so far. We're focusing on that and have to do the job in hand first. It's a massive game for us."
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