Irvine expects a tough game

Preston boss Alan Irvine has warned his players not to be taken in by the Canaries' lowly false position in the table. Irvine's men sit comfortably in the final play-off spot, while City are just two places off the drop zone - but Irvine says City are better than that.

Preston boss Alan Irvine has warned his players not to be taken in by the Canaries' lowly false position in the table.

Irvine's men sit comfortably in the final play-off spot, while City are just two places off the drop zone - but Irvine says City are better than that.

"I think their position is a false one because they are a better team than their position shows," he said. "Bryan's done well since he got the job, it's a typical tough Championship game.

"If we're at our best we can win it, if we're not we won't. Every game is tough in the Championship, with 14 games remaining I don't expect any easy games.

"I expect us to have to work hard in order to earn any points that we manage to earn.

"Norwich are a good football team, they've got goals in their team - they got three goals at Wolves and not many teams have done that, so it'll be an extremely difficult game."