Cameron Jerome hopes Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough will go ‘toe-to-toe’ with Norwich City

Cameron Jerome of Norwich heads for goal during the Sky Bet Championship match with Bolton at Carrow

Cameron Jerome of Norwich heads for goal during the Sky Bet Championship match with Bolton at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Star striker Cameron Jerome is hoping Norwich City will face two teams with similar ambitions this week.

The Canaries have often been frustrated by opposition teams using defensive tactics since relegation from the Premier League.

But City's top scorer, who scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season in Friday's 2-1 home win against Bolton, hopes that trips to Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest will be different this week.

'Most teams are coming and setting their stall out not to be beat. Bolton came and I have to take my hat off to them, they had a go,' the 28-year-old said. 'They've got some really good players in the middle of the park who are neat and tidy with the ball and played some good stuff.

'We've not come up against a side who have gone toe-to-toe with us yet and I think teams, if they do that, our quality will come through in the end.'

Boro go into tonight's game in third place in the table after a 3-0 win at Rotherham and, although Forest have slipped to 10th, Jerome expects two difficult games.

'Every game in this league is a tough game, they're both competitive sides, they've made relatively good starts to the season and we're going to their back yards,' he added.

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'We're well aware of their strengths and weaknesses, we've just got to focus on ourselves and what we bring to the table, if we bring what we are capable of bringing to the table then we'll have no worries.'