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Daniel Farke: I hope return of 1,000 is just the start

19 September 2020

Daniel Farke hopes the return of 1,000 fans to Carrow Road for Norwich City' Championship game against Preston North End.

The club was selected by the EFL as one of only three Championship clubs to introduce fans back to stadiums this weekend, along with Luton Town and Middlesbrough.

Although Farke is delighted at the prospect, he’s urged supporters to remain vigilant and abide by the protocols in place.

“It's great news,” he declared in his pre-match press conference. “The first step, I was hoping for a few more. But it will be great to have yellow shirts back in our stadium.

“Hopefully we can give them something to cheer. It's a supporter's game and this will never change. For that, it's important to have them back.

“Hopefully we can start to increase the number but we have to see how it develops. Let's concentrate on this first step and doing it properly. If everything goes well, we can then look at increasing the numbers.”

Looking ahead to action on the pitch, Farke is well aware of the task facing his team this weekend.

“I'm full of respect for what Alex Neil done. His CV is top class. At Preston, you can see his handwriting.

He has improved the team and club year on year.
“To make out this club a solid one at Championship level, they haven't been far away from the play-offs in recent years.

“All our league games with them have been close. Preston is one of the teams who fights for the top six finish. They are growing as a club.

“They have many, many options so I'm full of praise for them."

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