Parkinson - Watch out City, here we come
Charlton boss Phil Parkinson turned up the heat ahead of tomorrow's promotion clash with the Canaries when he warned: "They'll be looking over their shoulders.
Charlton boss Phil Parkinson turned up the heat ahead of tomorrow's promotion clash with the Canaries when he warned: "They'll be looking over their shoulders."
Parkinson is hoping his side can inflict more damage on City's hopes of securing their Championship ticket after the leaders lost 2-1 at Leyton Orient on Tuesday, while his own team beat Colchester 1-0.
"The Norwich game is as big as Tuesday's against Colchester United for us," said Parkinson. "Norwich had a disappointing result in midweek and it will be interesting to see what team Paul Lambert brings down to The Valley.
"There will be a great crowd, a good atmosphere and you can sense the lads are really looking forward to it.
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"I don't think any team likes to drop points two games in a row, so will there be a reaction? Will that make them edgy? Who knows? All will be revealed come 3pm. All we can do is follow up our performances of late and that will give us a great chance."
Parkinson believes Charlton may have caught City at a good time.
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He said: "They've had an incredible run. They've won a lot of games late in matches and you've got to give them credit for that. They've scored a lot of goals, but Holt's out on Saturday and he's a big player for them.
"Their form of late hasn't lived up to what it was during their purple patch, so hopefully we'll catch them at a good time. They'll be looking over their shoulder because it's not over until it's over. Strange things can happen, but they're in the box seat.
"It's their title to lose. Most of us have taken it for granted that they're up and the rest of us are fighting it out for second."
"If Norwich are going to go up, we need to make it as difficult for them as possible. Let's get at them, and let's make them edgy, because over the past couple of months it's all been plain sailing for them.
"We had a good game against them at Carrow Road and they're a good footballing side."