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Full of confidence to face the Canaries

19 August 2014

Gary Bowyer knows that Rovers will have to be at their best to come away from Carrow Road this evening's game with a positive result.

Tonight's match against Norwich City sees Rovers face another side relegated from last season's Premier League, their second in their first three matches following the game against Cardiff City on the opening day of the campaign.

Bowyer believes that Rovers will have to show the same desire and application on view at Ewood in the 1-1 draw against Cardiff City to come away from Norwich with anything.

"When the fixtures come out, to have two Premier League teams in the first three is very difficult," admitted the Rovers boss.

"I thought we acquitted ourselves very well against Cardiff and we are going to have to do the same again against Norwich because they've got some fantastic players and then they've added to it.

"We go into the game full of confidence off the back of a superb away win. We've got to go and repeat that.

"We also have to improve because we know that we can play better with the ball, especially in the second half against Blackpool.

"That comes through experience, it is still a young group but the experience they gained from last year has made them stronger.

"You look at the level of performance on Saturday in terms of the resilience was massive."

The Canaries have won one and lost one from their opening two Sky Bet Championship games, with sendings off playing a key role in each match.

Their opening day defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers came after the sending off of former Rover Martin Olsson, whilst at the weekend Watford's Joel Ekstrand saw red early on as Norwich took full advantage to win 3-0.

"Obviously they've played in two games so far and a red card in each game has played a massive part," added Bowyer.

"Hopefully Tuesday night's will be a good, honest, eleven v eleven game.

"The expectation of Norwich fans will mean they'll be expecting to turn up and beat us, but we are going to have a good go."

Tickets for the match will go off sale at Ewood at 11am on Tuesday. After that they'll be available from the Norwich Ticket office - cash only. Prices are £30 Adults, £20 Seniors (65+), £15 for Under 17’s and £10 for Under 12s.

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