Barnsley out to emulate Hornets' sting
Barnsley have warned that they will “give it a right go” against bogey team Norwich City when the Championship programme resumes on Saturday.The Tykes are looking to emulate Watford's achievement on the opening day of the season by taking three points from their trip to Carrow Road - where they have not won for 73 years.
Barnsley have warned that they will “give it a right go” against bogey team Norwich City when the Championship programme resumes on Saturday.
The Tykes are looking to emulate Watford's achievement on the opening day of the season by taking three points from their trip to Carrow Road - where they have not won for 73 years.
Former City striker Mark Robins' side are 10th in the table after a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in their last game, and summer signing Jay McEveley believes they can upset another of the division's fancied sides.
Defender McEveley, who was with the Scotland squad for last night's Euro 2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein, said: “There's a great game for us on Saturday, but we know it will be tough at Norwich.
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“But just look at what Watford did on the opening day. They went down there and worked hard to be in their faces throughout. That is how we approach every game and anything can happen.
“We're looking to go to Norwich and not sit off them. We will be going to give it a right go.”
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Barnsley have lost on their last four trips to Norwich and have taken just one point from the last eight league meetings between the two clubs.
Their last victory at Carrow Road was a 1-0 success in a Division Two fixture on the final day of the 1936-37 season.
Another factor in City's favour is that Barnsley have conceded seven goals in their first two away games, a 4-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers and a 3-3 draw at Bristol City.
Defender Stephen Foster knows they will need to start keeping clean sheets if they are to climb the table.
Foster told the club's official website: “Confidence is high at the moment on the back of two good home wins and what will prove to be a very good point at Bristol City, even if we were disappointed at the time.
“We went away from home and scored three goals and have to take a lot of confidence from that into Saturday's game.
“But we have to get back to keeping a clean sheet away from home. That is all-important from my point of view. You need to be tight at the back when you are away from home.
“It is a big game for us after what has been a decent start to the new season. It could have been even better had we got the win we deserved at Bristol City but Norwich have been going well too after losing their opening match. It is a good test and one we are very much looking forward to.
“Carrow Road is always a good place to go and play. The pitch is always perfect and it is almost always a full house. They are passionate fans there as well and it is a game I am personally really looking forward to.”