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Oliver Skipp: The clean sheets are important for us

26 August 2020

Oliver Skipp says Norwich City's third pre-season clean sheet in a row bodes well for the future.

The Tottenham Hotspur loanee played the first 45 minutes in City's latest pre-season victory - a 2-0 triumph over Dynamo Dresden on Wednesday afternoon.

City are yet to concede a goal in their three pre-season matches and Skipp says that's been a priority for the team since returning back to training two weeks ago.

"It was a good team performance," he said to after the game. "We moved the ball well and followed the manager's [Daniel Farke] instructions.

"Another clean sheet is a big thing as well, the manager has really drilled that into us that he wants to try and keep as many clean sheets as possible."

The defensive midfielder has played in front of a few different centre-back combinations so far and he says communication has been key to the three successive shut-outs.

"It makes it easy when you've people behind you constantly talking. I think that over the three ganes, I've played with various different centre-half pairings but each have talked me through the game as a unit, making sure we don't get counter attacked.

"Things like that help ensure we keep the clean sheets. Three in a row, we can't really ask for more.

"It's not a competitive game but I think it brings a lot of confidence into the team. After last season, it's been important to get wins under our belt. 

"It's been a really good start to pre-season but we know it's only pre-season and that the real games start in a week or two against Luton and then the first league."

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