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Daniel Farke: After an intense week, it was a good run-out

16 July 2021

Following a intense start to pre-season training for Norwich City, head coach Daniel Farke was pleased with his side's efforts as they got their Premier League preparations under way with a win over King's Lynn Town.

Kieran Dowell scored twice in the first half to put City in control, although Ross Barrows tapped home on the stroke of half-time to reduce the arrears for the Linnets.

Adam Idah finished neatly late on to ensure the victory for the Canaries in front of a sold out crowd at The Walks.

Next up for City is the visit of Lincoln City to the Lotus Training Centre on Tuesday, kick-off 4pm.

"First win under our belt, we've scored three really good goals," said Farke. "We could have scored a few more, Jordan Hugill with one disallowed in the first half and Tom Dickson-Peters with a good chance in the second half.

"Of course, I would have preferred to have gone back to the dressing room with a clean sheet but I also got the feeling King's Lynn deserved their goal with a brave performance.

"It was a good test after tough first week of training. We also had a training session this morning so for the lads, it's not easy at the moment. 

"But I like their attitude. Many players will get many minutes at the moment because we still have to go without a few players. A few young lads involved adapted quite well so all in all, a good test and I'm pleased with the win."

City scored three eyecatching goals and Farke was pleased to see his offensive players on the scoresheet so early in pre-season.

"(The first goal) was a good pressing situation. Kieran won the ball and was there with a very calm finish. The second goal was a counter attack, after a great pass from Lukas Rupp, Jordan Hugill was selfless with a good assist and Kieran was cool with the finish.

"It's good for the confidence that my offensive players have scored, also Adam Idah tonight. I can't complain too much this evening."

City fans were treated to a glimpse of new players Billy Gilmour and Milot Rashica who both made their first appearances for the club at The Walks.

The City boss offered his assessment on their performances:

"Billy is a fantastic character, he was just yesterday involved in testing and he had the first training session with the team this morning. We got the feeling sometimes it's good to throw the lads into cold water.

"It was a bit difficult for him but he showed some nice glimpses. He was there with a good workload, it's important for him to get the feeling straight away.

"It's also important for Milot, it's been a tough summer for him. He's working on his fitness and it was important for him to have his first minutes."


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