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Daniel Farke: We have to stick to our style

Daniel Farke said his City side face a difficult task on Saturday going up against a team fighting relegation.

Norwich will take on Rotherman United at the New York Stadium where the Millers have only lost four games so far this season.

However, the City Boss said recent results have shown his team are capable of handling whatever is thrown at them.

Farke said: “It’s always a difficult task when you travel to a side which is fighting against relegation and needs each and every point. I think they are in a position where they won’t get nervous because they know they have to fight until the end to be able to stay in this league.

“I’m pretty sure they will play with lots of commitment and lots of fighting spirit and we are unbelievably respectful. We know they haven’t lost a game at home in several months and in their last eight games they had just one loss away at Sheffield United and that’s a place you can lose a game without any doubt.

“It’s a difficult task but we have also showed this season that we are capable of handling difficult tasks, so the plan is to be successful tomorrow.”

The Canaries’ recent record has seen them win five games on the spin with a stunning second goal from Emi Buendia in Norwich’s last game against Hull helping them to three points.

Farke said: “Emi is doing fantastic at the moment, not only because of his goals. Of course it’s important to add some end products and it’s always good that he is there with assists and goals, but also in terms of his workload against the ball and how crucial he is for our possession. He is in a really good shape and one of our key players.

“But one of our biggest strengths is that our Man of the Match and our key players change from week to week and we have many threats. Also, our defensive players have been fantastic in the recent weeks, we had several clean sheets and I am totally happy with the whole group.”

There are nine games left to play this season in the Sky Bet Championship and Farke said he wants his team to continue playing with the same spirit and character they have shown in recent weeks.

“We have to stick to our plan, our philosophy and the same style of football,” Farke said. “So lots of energy, attacking football and we want to be the protagonist on the pitch whether it’s a home game or away game or if we face a side fighting against relegation or promotion.

“I want us to stick to our plan, to be brave, to play aggressive football, to dominate the possession and play our style. You are never successful if you are just sitting there biting your nails and praying for a good result. The best thing is to concentrate on the contents to go further on with hard work and to concentrate on what you do and then the results will come automatically.

“It’s also important to keep your nerves and to be mentally strong, but we’ve shown it so far in 36 games so I am not concerned at all.”

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