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Daniel Farke: You have a big responsibility to bring the noise

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke is looking forward to seeing 2,000 fans at Carrow Road on Saturday at 3pm for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday.

The boss wants our living room to provide as much of an atmosphere as it does when there’s a full house.

“Tomorrow will be the first step back to normality,” he said in his pre-match press conference. “Our pilot project, with 1,000 fans, worked well with the safety and the atmosphere.

“We're looking forward to the stadium being full again. In these strange times, it's an encouraging sign.

“I hope the 2,000 at Carrow Road are loud and noisy, showing the yellow flag and helping us in our difficult injury situation.

“It's a bit easier in a smaller ground to have an influence, so that says a lot about the task our 2,000 supporters have. They have a big responsibility to bring the noise of 30 or 40,000. I hope they scream and cheer a bit louder to have the influence.”

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Farke also commented on the task facing Sheffield Wednesday will represent.

“I'm looking forward to meeting Tony Pulis again,” he said. “He has so much experience and knowledge. He behaves with dignity and pride. The fire is still burning and you can see that on the touchline.

“Since he took over, they've conceded under one goal on average per game.

“It's always difficult to beat his teams, so it will be complicated, but we have confidence we'll find a way.”

As for our response to Wednesday’s defeat, there’s no sign of the 3-1 loss to Luton having a lasting impact.

“We don't want to get used to being beaten,” Farke added. “It's important to be devastated. But we're old enough in this business to know not to expect 46 wins in a row.

“Sometimes you draw or lose. It was a tricky away game with the injury situation and key decisions. We draw a line under it and try to start the next run.

“If someone told us we'd be in the mix at the top after 15 games, everyone would say we're in a good position. As soon as the players are back and in their rhythm, we'll improve our performances.

“There's no reason we should be scared for the next game. We analysed the Luton game and know we need a good performance tomorrow.”

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