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Daniel Farke’s SOS to Norwich City’s fans

PUBLISHED: 16:16 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:40 05 October 2018

Daniel Farke is adamant Norwich City's fans will be vital against Stoke City 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Daniel Farke is adamant Norwich City's fans will be vital against Stoke City Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Daniel Farke wants fan power to tip the balance as Norwich City look to claim Stoke’s scalp at Carrow Road on Saturday.

The Canaries can make it nine unbeaten in Saturday’s Championship tussle against the Potters, with Farke urging his players to go to the well one more time ahead of the international break.

City’s squad only got back to Colney in the middle of the night following a midweek 1-1 league draw at Derby and Farke insists the home support will be more crucial than ever.

“We have to be at 100 percent to get a result. We also need our fans to be at 100pc behind us, to show that unity again at Carrow Road. That will be crucial,” he said. “When you look at the names in both teams they are the favourites but we will be rebellious again, we will be prepared to give everything and together with our fans we will be ready.

“To be eight unbeaten and a chance to make it nine on this level is outstanding. You have to expect setbacks in the future, that is what you get when you work with so many young lads, but I am totally happy and appreciate the opportunity to work with this group.

“I can only praise the lads and I am really enjoying to work with them each and every day. I think we have a brilliant balance between experienced lads with strong leadership like Tim Krul, Timm Klose and Alex Tettey.

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“Then we have unbelievable young characters, who are desperate to wear this yellow shirt and leave their heart on the pitch and play with so much passion. The most impressive thing is the consistency in performances, not just from those lads but the squad.”

Farke was more worried about missing out on sleep than the Championship manager-of-the-month award, which went to West Brom’s Darren Moore.

“We had a long journey back from Derby with roadworks as well. We got to Colney about 3am in the morning,” he said. “So it is probably 4am before the players were in bed and on Thursday they were very tired.

“Yes, we avoided the curse. Darren Moore at West Brom had a really good month and congratulations to him. For all respect to this award, and to Darren and the coaches who have won it I am not a believer in individual awards.

“Otherwise I would choose to take part in tennis or golf or darts. I am a big believer in team success with my club and my players. For me, no doubt we are the team of September. 100pc. We had six games, five wins and a draw.

“West Brom were close to this but we also had four away games in this period. West Brom had more home games. It is more important we can go on and repeat this in October.”

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