Date: 23rd January 2010 at 11:05am
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The Canaries welcome Brentford to Carrow Road this afternoon looking to equal a club-record 10 home wins a in a row, a result which would take Paul Lambert’s side top of the league.

The Bees are currently tenth in League One with 33 points from 25 games. They are unbeaten in five league games and have won their last two on the road.

Vital Quotes:

City boss Paul Lambert has warned his side against complacency.

‘You’d rather be up there looking down, but all you can do is eat away at Leeds’ lead,’ he told the official site.

‘I think people get carried away really because of what we’ve done and the run we’re on, people think it’s all going to keep going. But I’m too long in the game to ever be complacent.

‘We’ve done absolutely brilliant to put ourselves in a position where we’re in amongst it, but people shouldn’t be carried away. We’re going really well at the Football Club which is really pleasing and the fans are coming in their thousands to watch us.’
Brentford defender Danny Foster says the Bees come in to the game full of confidence, telling the club’s official website:

‘Norwich are flying, they had a great win at Colchester.

‘We have played them twice already, both games were tight, we won one and lost one, we look forward to it.

‘We are in a rich vein of form, we can go there and carry it on.’

Norwich City Team News:

Long-serving left back Adam Drury is City’s only new doubt ahead of visit of the Bees. More…

Player to watch: Chris Martin

The youngster is in a rich vein of form at the moment, and will be looking to add to the two goals bagged in last week’s romp at Colchester.

Brentford Team News:

From Beesotted

Szczesny will replace Lewis Price in goal despite a decent performance from the Derby loanee midweek.

New signing Toumani Diagoruaga is likely to go straight into the starting XI in central midfield – and Andy Scott may be tempted to revert to a compact 4-3-3 formation.

Tommy Smith is likely to replace Alan Bennett in central defence.

Player to watch: Carl Cort

Always worth keeping an eye on former City players on their Carrow Road return, especially when their time in Norfolk was so, erm, successful.

Head to Head

Norwich and Brentford have met 48 times, with each side winning 20. Eight games have finished level.

Ref Watch:

Steven Rushton is the man in charge of this afternoon’s League One game between Norwich City and Brentford at Carrow Road. More…

Next Fixtures:

Walsall (A), Tuesday 26th January (7.45pm).

 
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