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Boss hoping to crash the Norwich party

Tony Mowbray is hoping to spoil the Canaries' celebrations, with a win set to take the hosts into the Premier League

25 April 2019

Norwich City may well be champions-elect, but Tony Mowbray says Rovers will head to Carrow Road with the aim of spoiling the party on Saturday night.

A win will seal the Canaries' place in the Premier League this weekend, but Mowbray is aiming to go and cause an upset, with Rovers in fine form themselves.

The team have won each of the last four outings, and will be seeking revenge having suffered defeat against Daniel Farke's side at Ewood Park just before Christmas.

“It’s a game we should really look forward to, against a really good side," the boss previewed to iFollow Rovers on Thursday.

“I watched the video back this morning from when we played against them at Ewood and it was a very feisty affair against a good team who kept the ball well.

“Yet we had some good chances to score and it took them until the 87th minutes to find a way past us.

“We’re looking forward to it. There’s a lot on it for Norwich and they will be hoping to get promoted and finish top of their division.

“We’ll make it as difficult as we can for them and look to get the result."

Against a team who play free flowing football, Mowbray admits his side shouldn't put all their focus on the league's top goalscorer Teemu Pukki.

The flying Finn has bagged 28 goals for the Norfolk-based side since arriving on a free transfer, but the boss knows they have plenty of other threats.

“They play good, attractive football and have a balance of players who have come through the academy and foreign players," he added.

“The manager’s created a brand of football that works for them and the players have embraced it.

“They have a centre forward who seems to come in and score every week and they have games where they grind out a result, but there have also been games where they’ve been too good for the opposition.

“They have athletic full backs who are 18 or 19, who play really high and wide. They have lots of good technical players.

“It’s a test for us, but one we’re looking forward to.”


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