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Daniel Farke: We believe in our strengths

19 October 2018

Daniel Farke says his Norwich City side “believe in their strengths” ahead of the Nottingham Forest game on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

The Canaries travel to the City Ground on Saturday, and will be up against an in-form Nottingham Forest side who have lost just once this season. However, Farke believes City are prepared for the test they will face.

“We are all fully prepared and I know we are missing some key players, but we know we are capable of winning against good teams when we are at our best, and that’s what we want to do.

“The players know we are capable of beating these teams and getting the points, we believe in our strengths and we know we want to bring our philosophies on to the pitch and compete.

Farke knows that as the season goes on, the squad depth will start to come into play.

He said: “We need to find the balance between rotation and not to breaking the rhythm; I got the feeling over the last few weeks we have found a good solution.”

The City boss was impressed with Forest’s approach in the summer transfer window, and believes Saturday’s opponents have a great mix of exciting technical young players and experienced pros.

“I liked a lot of what they did in the summer with their transfers, and they all fit with the philosophy of Aitor Karanka [Forest’s manager], and have a lot of experience in the likes of Lewis Grabban.

“It’s an experienced side with high individual quality and experience. They have a clear vision and they want to go this way, I am full of respects for them.

“It’s a tough place to go, but no one on in the league would like to play against Norwich at the moment and I can’t think of any game so far during the season when the opponent was by far the better side.”

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Match Reports

Klose brace sees City take three points at Forest

20 October 2018

A brace from Timm Klose saw Norwich City come from behind to beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the City Ground.

City fell behind early on when ex-Canary Lewis Grabban finished well following a through ball by Joao Carvalho.

However, the Canaries went on to dominate much of the contest and deservedly pick up the three points. The first of Klose's goals came when he nodded home Mo Leitner's free-kick and the second came just five minutes from time as the Swiss international showed quick reactions to slam home a rebound.

Daniel Farke made two changes to the side which started the 1-0 defeat to Stoke City before the international break. Onel Hernandez and Jordan Rhodes both returned to the starting eleven, with Emi Buendia dropping to the bench and Teemu Pukki sitting out altogether as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

Forest started on the front foot and grabbed an early lead within six minutes. Joao Carvalho scooped the ball over the City backline and Grabban beat the offside trap before finishing well past Tim Krul.

City struggled to get into a rhythm early on and it was the hosts who went close to doubling their lead on 15 minutes. Joe Lolley was picked out on the left and he cut inside before rattling the woodwork with a right-footed strike.

That chance seemed to spark City into life and they then began to dominate possession, whilst being patient for on opening. A couple of half-chances from Max Aarons and Marco Stiepermann were followed by a sweeping City move.

Todd Cantwell played a smart one-two with Rhodes before releasing Hernandez but his low left-footed strike cannoned back off the post. Shortly after, the winger was found on the left and cut inside but his deflected strike went behind for a corner.

Farke was left wondering how his team weren’t level moments later following another terrific City move. Cantwell spotted a burst from Jamal Lewis down the left and the Canaries’ full-back crossed for Marco Stiepermann who somehow put the ball wide from six yards.

After a fast-paced opening 25 minutes the game quietened as it approached half-time with City enjoying plenty of possession but struggling to break Forest down. They best they could muster was when the lively Cantwell volleyed wide after a free-kick was cleared.

City began positively at the start of the second half and twice went close to equalising. Cantwell was freed by Stiepermann and the youngster clipped the ball over the on-rushing Costel Pantilimon but Forest were able to clear. Then, Max Aarons crossed for Rhodes but he headed straight at the goalkeeper from close-range, although the linesman’s flag was up for offside.

The travelling fans behind the goal that City were attacking in the second-half were sensing an equaliser and after plenty of probing from the away side, they eventually got what they deserved. Just after the hour mark, a teasing Leitner free-kick was flicked past Pantilimon by Timm Klose.

There were worrying signs on 70 minutes from a City perspective as Hernandez was withdrawn through injury. However, Farke’s team continued their search for a winner. First Cantwell’s low cross flew across the face of goal without any contact in the area and then Stiepermann’s deflected drive was well held by Pantilimon.

But after constant pressure in the second-half, Forest’s defence finally waivered with just five minutes left on the clock. Substitute Emi Buendia’s corner was met by Rhodes whose header was brilliantly saved by Pantilimon but there was Klose to smashed home the rebound for his second of the game and the three points. 

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Ticket News

Ticket news: Nottingham Forest

1 October 2018

Tickets for City’s away game against Nottingham Forest will go on general sale from 9am on Wednesday, October 3.

City will take on Forest on Saturday, October 20, with kick off at 3pm. 

Tickets will be priced as follows: 

Adults ÂŁ25 

Over-65s ÂŁ18

18-23 years ÂŁ12

12-17 years ÂŁ10

4-11 years ÂŁ5

Under 4s are not permitted entry.

Club Canary coach travel will be available priced at ÂŁ21, with a ÂŁ1 discount for season ticket holders and members. Coaches will depart Carrow Road at 10am. 

To purchase tickets, please call 01603 721902, visit the ticket offices at Carrow Road or Chapelfield or go online HERE.

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