Preston good benchmark for Canaries

PUBLISHED: 06:15 14 February 2009 | UPDATED: 16:04 10 September 2010

Canaries boss Bryan Gunn has urged his players to turn the tables on a team he believes should be their benchmark this afternoon. City travel to Preston with the challenge of penetrating one of the Championship's meanest home defences and easing the pressure down at the other end of the table.

Canaries boss Bryan Gunn has urged his players to turn the tables on a team he believes should be their benchmark this afternoon.

City travel to Preston with the challenge of penetrating one of the Championship's meanest home defences and easing the pressure down at the other end of the table.

The Deepdale success story of opposite number Alan Irvine is what Gunn says City should aspire to.

"They are a very good team, and I emphasise the word team because there are no real star individuals you would say," said Gunn.

"They look like they have had a settled line-up for a number of weeks, maybe longer, and they work together, they're organised. What we want to try and create in our set-up is that togetherness and team work.

"They are a sort of benchmark I suppose for us in what can be achieved if you go about it that way.

"That is something we will emphasise to the players - there is a good home record, but records are there to be broken as well so we are hoping we can at least match them in all departments and maybe get some breaks along the way that we might not have had in other games."

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