Norwich City have no new injury concerns ahead of their trip to Wigan on Sunday, Daniel Farke told the assembled media at Colney on Thursday lunchtime.
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Norwich will be taking a 5,000 strong yellow army to the game, which kicks off at 2pm on Sunday, on Sky Sports TV and Farke says that the Canaries are still in a “brilliant position”, despite the late equaliser against Reading.
It was a case of two points dropped rather than a point gained, although, of course, it’s a valuable point, especially in the context of Sheffield United drawing with Birmingham.
“I think there were two penalty appeals, one against Teemu Pukki and one against Tom Trybull, but it was one of those nights.
They were able to use their two shots and deliver with two goals, so sometimes in football you have to accept it’s not the fair result”, Farke said.
The City Head Coach was keen to explain though that despite the disappointment of the result, that his players are focussed and ready for the tasks ahead, whilst being well aware of the position they are in.
“We are relaxed, we don’t ban the promotion word. We know we are in a brilliant position, but it’s not like we are addicted to the table and watching what opponents are doing.
Our mantra is to say let it take care of itself, so we want to prepare for our games and play good football” he added.
“I was pleased with Todd [Cantwell]. It’s tough for him to wait that long and there were not so many reasons to leave him out in recent weeks, it was just due to the unbelievable shape and performances from Emi Buendia and Onel Hernandez.
It was important that he was focused and worked for the team, not too concetnrated on doing something magic.”
For the first time, Farke also spoke about the prospect of three more wins from the remaining five games being enough to see us over the line, although he’s not taking that for granted.
“With three wins we are safe above the line but you are never sure. Anything is possible so it’s important for us not to think about just needing this point average.
It’s not that we are just looking about getting over the line, we want to win football games and deliver with performances. That is why we were so disappointed yesterday.”
Reading came with a game plan and sat off, they looked to play on the counter and only had a couple of shots on target, from which they scored twice.
Wigan are likely to employ similar tactics against the league’s top-scorer’s on Sunday, despite being at home and as we saw with Reading, a disciplined and well organised side that are fighting for their lives can never be considered easy, especially in this league.