Farke takes table watching off the table
Norwich boss Daniel Farke says his side should not be overly concerned by the Premier League table at this stage of the season.
With 14 games gone, the Canaries sit in 19th place and have 11 points on the board.
Norwich are three points clear of bottom side Watford after a mini-revival that has seen them pick up four points from the last six available.
The Carrow Road club head to Southampton on Wednesday night and a win would see them move ahead of their hosts, who are one place and one point better off.
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Farke accepts the game at St Mary’s is a massive clash for his side but he insists it is not a make-or-break encounter and says for the time being Norwich should focus on themselves rather than worry about their position in the table.
“It’s too early to predict the final table after this game, but it’s still an important game,” he told reporters on Tuesday. “Three points are up for grabs.
“We can take lots of confidence and self-belief. Four points from the last two games is good, and we are in a good mood ahead of tomorrow.
“Things can change quickly in both directions. If you lose, the world is down, but if you win, people think we will qualify for Europe. We shouldn’t be too addicted to the league position.”
Norwich lost their first four away games of the season in the Premier League but have found some form on the road of late and have managed four points in their last three fixtures, including a first away success of the season at Everton in their last match on the road.
Farke should be able to call on midfielder Alex Tettey again after he missed the draw with Arsenal over the weekend, but Grant Hanley (groin) and Josip Drmic (thigh) remain on the sidelines.