Daniel Farke: We expect another difficult away game

Daniel Farke is expecting another difficult test when his Norwich City side face Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon (3pm UK).

The Canaries produced one of their best performances of the season when they beat the Bluebirds 2-0 at Carrow Road in December and since then, they've strengthened their position at the top of the Sky Bet Championship, whilst Cardiff have lost three straight matches in all competitions.

But Farke is wary of the threat posed by Neil Harris' men.

"Cardiff are a side who know how they play. Kieffer Moore [their top scorer] could come back in, they have an unbelievably experienced coach in Neil Harris.

"Right now, they're not in the position they want to be but they have the potential to win five or six in a row, as they've already shown this season. 

"It will be a difficult away game and they'll be highly-motivated coming up against the league leaders at home."

Daniel Barden will start in goal once again, with Tim Krul and Michael McGovern both unavailable. Bali Mumba, Xavi Quintilla, Lukas Rupp, Marco Stiepermann, Josh Martin, Adam Idah, Christoph Zimmermann and Sam Byram are also absent.

Despite the growing list of absentees, Farke has full faith in the ability of his squad.

"I trust my players and we're confident in each and every game. Cardiff will want to show a reaction to the first game. We need a very good performance and we are respectful."

Read more from the City boss as he spoke at his pre-Cardiff City press conference here.

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