35 year-old Norwich manager Alex Neil has said his team can give Newcastle a good game tomorrow night and they want to win the game.
We’re sure that’s true, but we still hope our lads can get all 3 points, but we know it will be another difficult game at Carrow Road.
The good news for Newcastle is that Dwight Gayle is fit again and he could go straight into the team for tomorrow night – Dwight can score goals from anywhere and as long as he’s ready mentally Rafa could start the 20 goal striker.
Alex Neil – Norwich manager
He will need playing time to get sharp at this very important part of the season, so maybe starting him would be a good decision?
Norwich do have some injuries although manager Neil would not reveal which players they are but we know Portuguese right-back Ivo Pinto had to be taken off with a knee injury during Saturday’s great 5-1 win at home to Nottingham Forest.
Alex Neil gave his press conference for the game today and this is some of what he had to say:
“It’s been about hard work to get ourselves back into it. We’ve got talented players. That’s how we’ve picked points up.”
“I don’t think anything is impossible if we go on a run. Fans just want to see the team play well and win.”
“We treat every game in isolation. We’re in good form and go into the Newcastle match with belief.”
“We won 5-1 on Saturday, but that game is gone and we move onto the next one, which is going to be tough, but we want to win.”
“We’ve got a couple of bumps and bruises.” “We’ll have a few late calls, because there’s been a high volume of games.”
“We’ll go to try and win the game. We want to impose our style of play upon them. A win would grow the players’ confidence more.”
In the last three games with Norwich (6-2, 2-3, 4-3) there have been 20 goals scored, but somehow we don’t think this well be a high scoring affair.
But we’ve been wrong before.