Dennis Srbeny scored twice as Norwich City knocked Premier League side Cardiff out of the carabao Cup in the second round Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Paul Chesterton It may have been a ‘tough’ time for Dennis Srbeny but the striker is set for a big chance to strut his stuff on the big stage for Norwich City this evening. The German has had to play second fiddle to Teemu Pukki and Jordan Rhodes in the last two months, despite starring in a 3-1 win at Cardiff in the second round of the Carabao Cup.That result was the first of nine wins in the last 12 games, featuring just one loss, and the 24-year-old January signing from Paderborn is set to feature as City chase another Premier League scalp in round four tonight (7.45pm).“Dennis knows that we have lots of competition, especially in the striker position and we have been unchanged a lot in the recent weeks and playing with just one central striker,” head coach Daniel Farke said ahead of the trip to the … [Read more...] about Srbeny set for cup chance at Bournemouth after ‘tough’ spell for Canaries
Moritz Leitner and, background, Dennis Srbeny both made valuable contributions from the bench for the Canaries at St Andrew's Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Paul Chesterton The ‘outstanding’ contribution of Norwich City’s substitutes thrilled head coach Daniel Farke on the opening day of the new season – showing that football is a squad game. Midfielder duo Moritz Leitner and Kenny McLean were introduced in the 63rd minute with the Canaries trailing 1-0 at Birmingham City and sparked an attacking surge which nearly earned a victory.Onel Hernandez scored equalisers after two sloppy concessions, with the goal that made it 2-2 in extra-time coming after a tricky run from another substitute, striker Dennis Srbeny.“I thought Moritz was outstanding when he came on and Kenny McLean also. After Marco Stiepermann came off he had to adapt to the left full-back position and he had never played this position in his whole life,” Farke said. “But we … [Read more...] about ‘Outstanding’ impact of substitutes Leitner, McLean and Srbeny thrilled Canaries boss
Opinion Wes Hoolahan has been leaving opponents in his wake for Norwich City since 2008. Picture: James Bass Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2008 As another of the experienced Norwich City players heads for the Carrow Road exit door, David Freezer takes a look at the continuing evolution of the playing squad as the Canaries search for a brighter future. Alex Tettey has been breaking up the midfield play for Norwich since 2012. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images The times they are a changing at Norwich City – as another fans’ favourite heads through the Carrow Road revolving door. Last summer the Canaries underwent a drastic facelift as the necessary work to slash the club’s wage bill and balance the books began. Necessary under a self-funding model, at least. Sporting director Stuart Webber was empowered to lead a revolution of the club on and off the pitch, working alongside managing director Steve Stone to lay the building blocks for a stronger future. … [Read more...] about David Freezer: As experienced players continue to leave, what will be left at Norwich City next season?
Video Jamal Lewis has had a crash course in Championship combat this season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 Daniel Farke is confident Norwich City’s testing run-in will leave his troops battle-hardened to attack the Championship next season. City have mixed it with a clutch of the promotion contenders over recent weeks, but Farke wants the Canaries to be operating at the sharp end in 12 months time. “Let’s wait how the transfer window develops this summer and if we can keep the core group of quality we have,” he said. “But I get the feeling when we face a Preston or Fulham or Cardiff or Aston Villa our young lads grow and develop. “When I think of Jamal Lewis he is getting this exposure every week now. It can only help him to be even stronger for the next season. “The same for James Maddison, Josh Murphy, Dennis Srbeny, Harrison Reed, Angus Gunn. “It is not … [Read more...] about Daniel Farke on what it will take to get in the Championship promotion mix next season
Opinion Angus Gunn had no chance of stopping Paul Gallagher's first half free-kick, which slammed against his crossbar. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 Our latest Norwich City player watch followed the fortunes of Manchester City loanee Angus Gunn as the goalkeeper kept a clean sheet during a 0-0 draw at Preston. Here’s how his afternoon unfolded... 2 – Alex Tettey has to play the backwards under pressure, Gunn tries to spray a ball left to Jamal Lewis first time but cut out by Billy Bodin and then gets down to claim a shot which deflects off Timm Klose’s heels towards his near post. 8 – Poor header from Klose, Callum Robinson hooks a cross in from the right of the box and Gunn claims calmly. 10 – James Maddison hits a through-ball against Paul Gallagher, Alan Browne sends Robinson clean through the middle, Gunn beats him to the ball and then nudges him away to claim in his box … [Read more...] about Gunn stands tall to keep clean sheet at Preston and bounce back from costly Canaries errors