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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Daniel Farke summons spirit of Scrooge ahead of Nottingham Forest duel

Marco Stiepermann was denied another Norwich City goal by a flying one-handed stop at Blackburn 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Marco Stiepermann was denied another Norwich City goal by a flying one-handed stop at Blackburn Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Scrooge is one Christmas fable Daniel Farke is more than happy to see endure on his watch, when it comes to Norwich City's defensive approach.

The Canaries’ shut out at Blackburn on Saturday was a welcome addition to the free-flowing attacking football and late goals that have swept City into the Championship promotion picture.

Staying there will require many more clean sheets insists the head coach, ahead of Carrow Road festive tussles against Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day and Derby.

“To have seven clean sheets (before Blackburn) is a solid base but we want to be close to perfection,” he said. “We want to dominate the ball. We want to try and be attacking, to score goals, to be brave, but also to control the counters.

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