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Daniel Farke: Being top is good for the confidence but we must keep going

24 November 2020

Daniel Farke believes Norwich City's current points average across their opening 12 league matches is a good barometer for success, but he's taking nothing for granted heading into Tuesday's game against Stoke City.

A lot of the pre-match talk surrounded City's return to the top of the Sky Bet Championship after their 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday but the Canaries' head coach wants to see even more from his team.

"Twenty four points after 12 games is fantastic," admitted Farke. "We have many clean sheets and we are solid. The win at Middlesbrough brings us to the top of the table, but I like even more our points total. 

"The season is not done, and it is important where we are after 46 games not 12 games.

"They [Stoke] have quality players and are a side that will challenge for the top six. It is the second away travel for us in three days so it is tricky for us, but we travel with belief."

With a host of injury concerns heading into the match, Farke says he will be forced to rotate his team selection in the coming weeks to keep his fit players fresh.

"We have to rotate a bit more in these times, without having a summer break and not having pre-season. We have to stick together in these difficult times and that is what we are trying to do.

"We have to rely on the players that are coming in and they step in and step up and that is what they are doing at the moment."

Catch up on more from Farke's press conference yesterday here, or read all the latest team news here.

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