Krul backs Canaries’ shadow men to step up against Manchester City

Norwich City number one Tim Krul is confident the Canaries' fringe players can impress against Manch

Norwich City number one Tim Krul is confident the Canaries' fringe players can impress against Manchester City Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Tim Krul insists depleted Norwich City will relish the chance to try and shock Premier League title favourites Manchester City.

Daniel Farke will be forced into changes to his starting line up for Saturday's televised test with Christoph Zimmermann and Tom Trybull ruled out through ankle injuries suffered against West Ham prior to the international break.

Farke will provide a further fitness update on defender Max Aarons on Friday lunchtime at Colney, following his ankle scare on England Under-21 duty, but number one Krul is backing the fringe players to prove their mettle.

"Last year, if there was an injury and someone had to come in, they always stepped up to the plate and took their chance," said Krul, speaking to OTBC, Norwich City's official matchday programme. "We'll have new players coming in against Manchester City and they just have to show that they're ready. The fringe players train so hard in pre-season and are pushing us so hard, so I've got no worries about that.

"Manchester City is world-class opposition and we can't wait to challenge ourselves. We realise it's not going to be an easy task but it's one we shouldn't put too much pressure on ourselves for.

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"We should go and express ourselves. We're against one of the best teams in the world but we're at Carrow Road in front of our own fans, who have been incredible.

"Against Chelsea, from the first second to the last, we felt we were going to get a result out of that game, so why not against Manchester City?"

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