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Conway hopes to face Canaries

4 August 2016

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Craig Conway hopes to be fit to play his part in the season opener against Norwich City this Saturday.

The winger has been sidelined for the last two weeks with a thigh injury, but having returned to full training on Monday, he is confident of facing the Canaries at Ewood Park.

"I'm picking up training now and I've joined in with the lads the last couple of days," said the Scot.

"So I'll look to build it up over the week and then I'm hoping to be fine for Saturday and the season starting which I'm really looking forward to."

Conway believes Saturday's game against last season's Premier League outfit is the perfect match to kick off the season, but he knows it won't be an easy one.

He added: "It is a good way to start at home, there's no easy games in the Championship but they are certainly going to be one of the favourites.

"But we've had a good pre-season, we've worked really hard and we are really raring to go. Once you've played a few pre-season games you just want to get on with the season and everybody is looking forward to it.

"So hopefully there'll be a good crowd and we can get off to a great start.

"I think everybody knows from last season that we can do a lot better. Hopefully we can get off to a good start, and take it a game at a time, but as a whole for the season we want to definitely be a lot better than last season. 

"There is no reason why we can't push up to where we should be, at the end of the day the Championship is pretty much a level playing field, there are probably three or four teams in it this year that have spent a lot of money and are expected to be up there, but that isn't always the way it goes in the Championship as has been proven in the last few years.

"But if we just go about it in a quiet way then hopefully we can get off to a good start and then you never know what can happen." 

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