Fowler on the prowl for goals at Norwich
Robbie Fowler is set to make his Championship debut at Carrow Road tomorrow - and says that Cardiff can build on their midweek Carling Cup victory.The Bluebirds beat Leyton Orient, although it took 90 minutes for Peter Whittingham to crack the League Two side's defence.
Robbie Fowler is set to make his Championship debut at Carrow Road tomorrow - and says that Cardiff can build on their midweek Carling Cup victory.
The Bluebirds beat Leyton Orient, although it took 90 minutes for Peter Whittingham to crack the League Two side's defence.
But Fowler - making his first competitive start for Cardiff after his free transfer from Liverpool in the summer - says it can be a turning point after the team's mixed start to the season.
"It's always good to get on a little bit of a cup run, but obviously our priority is always going to be the league," said the former England international. "We've had a bit of a bad start if you like, losing our two home games. But then no-one has really stood out in the league as yet, we're by no means a million miles away and it's going to be a long old season for everyone.
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"We'll look to get a few more wins under our belts and obviously keep track on the leading teams.
"It's certainly early days to be talking about promotion, champions and things like that - all we can do is to go into most games and try our best to win.
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"If you look at games like Coventry, Stoke and even against Orient on Tuesday, you're looking at us having the majority of the ball in each game - although obviously not as many goals as we would have liked.
"Hopefully our win on Tuesday can put us on the start of a good run and we can continue that against Norwich on Saturday."
Fowler's debut was delayed after he suffered a training injury, but he believes he can form a potent partnership with another Premiership legend, Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink.
"It's obviously been a long time, waiting to play," he said. "I had to bide my time as I had a bit of a bad thigh from training, but it was nice to get pretty much 90 minutes under my belt on Tuesday. I felt that I did alright, although I could have been a touch sharper.
"Overall I thought that we were a touch unlucky - we had a few half chances and caused some last ditch defending if you like, which probably robbed Jimmy and me from getting a goal or two. I was also unlucky to have the woodwork get in the way on two occasions, but thankfully we won the game and we came through it okay.
"I thought we did okay as a partnership to be fair - we got in there a few times. I think it's always going to be a little bit difficult when a new partnership starts out, but we created and almost took a few of the chances in our first competitive match together.
"Hopefully now we can build on that and with a little bit more match sharpness have it all come together."