Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke said he appreciates the work Mark Robins and his team are doing at Coventry City in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.
The two sides meet at St. Andrew's on Wednesday (7pm) in the Sky Bet Championship, and if our previous league game against the Sky Blues is anything to go by they'll be a tough nut to crack.
The Canaries had more luck than in their 1-1 draw with Coventry in January's 2-0 FA Cup third round win, but Farke was impressed by the opposition on that day too.
"In the cup game against Coventry, we had a very good start," he said. "But they showed after our goals that it's difficult to create chances against them.
"I totally value their work there, they always play with a clear handwriting and lots of passion and desire.
"They will fight tomorrow after their last game [a 3-1 defeat at Cardiff City]. It'll be a difficult task, they have quality and are a very good footballing side."
Farke added that Coventry represent a different type of challenge to those that Norwich will face in the following matches against the likes of Rotherham United and Birmingham City.
"Each opponent in the next few games has a different style," he said. "Coventry are a good footballing side whereas some of the other sides are more direct. But every game is difficult at this level.
"Coventry know what they have to do to stay in this league, they will be aggressive. Any team can win a game in this league.
"We have been in that position, so have Brentford. Barnsley beat them with a clean sheet on Saturday, that shows you have to be switched on in every single moment."