Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke is expecting a tough game when he brings his table-topping Canaries to Deepdale on Wednesday evening.
City face a Lancashire double-header, facing Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, and will stay up in the north west after the clash with the Lilywhites, of whom the German boss is expecting an aggressive and high-intensity performance.
“We are very respectful for [sic] Preston,” he told his press conference ahead of the tip up north. “It's going to be a very difficult game. We've played lots of big games recently, emotional games, but to go to Preston who play with lots of aggressiveness and at a high intensity will be tough.
“They want to push for the Play-Offs and will be highly motivated. Ipswich was exhausting and Preston have had one day more to recover. It is a big test.”
The visitors to PR1 for the midweek clash are on a club record run of 13 away league games unbeaten and the Carrow Road head coach is looking for more: “We will look back during the summer break, it’s nice, but you never have a guarantee that you will win the next game,” he continued.
“You always have to use every situation to win games. You have the grab rewards when they come and hopefully we can do it again tomorrow.
“We are overachieving when you look at people's predictions at the start of the season. We've had a few tough years.
“We are not thinking about this though. We know we are in good shape and it's not a coincidence that we are top of the table. We are greedy to go further on. We know other clubs have bigger financial capabilities. I trust my group.
“We've been mentally strong and consistent on the road this season. We are so together, even when we are losing and we always believe we can score.”