Press conference recap: Canaries prepare for trip to in-form Preston
There’s little time to dwell on the latest East Anglian derby success for Norwich City, with head coach Daniel Farke speaking to the media this lunchtime ahead of a trip to Preston.
The Championship leaders and their supporters are set for one of their longest trips of the season, making a journey of around 240 miles for Wednesday night’s match at Deepdale.
Farke’s team continued their fine form with a comfortable 3-0 victory over local rivals Ipswich on Sunday, leaving Paul Lambert’s struggling side bottom of the table and nine points adrift of safety.
The game brings another reunion with a former manager, with Alex Neil’s team sitting 14th and seemingly set for a mid-table finish, 10 points adrift of the play-off places and 14 clear of the bottom three.
North End are unbeaten in five matches though, following up wins at QPR and Stoke with a 0-0 home draw with Derby, then winning 2-1 at local rivals Bolton on Saturday.
They have only won one of their last six home matches though and face a Norwich team who have lost just one of their last 19 matches in the league.
That includes a club record of 13 away games unbeaten, following a superb 3-1 win over promotion rivals Leeds in their last trip.
• See above for all the key lines from Farke’s press conference