Carlos Cuellar cannot wait for Carrow Road backing when Norwich City welcome Huddersfield Town

Carlos Cuellar will be hoping for his first Norwich City appearance in the Championship this weekend

Carlos Cuellar will be hoping for his first Norwich City appearance in the Championship this weekend. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Carlos Cuellar expects Carrow Road to be back onside from kick-off at the weekend, despite all being left on such bad terms a fortnight ago.

The Canaries' home form remains cause for concern after earning one point from the visits of Brighton and Reading, before a desperately needed victory at Wigan on Saturday. That Reading result led to City supporters' frustration boiling over. But Cuellar – yet to make a Championship appearance at Carrow Road since his summer arrival – is confident the mood will be right when Huddersfield Town arrive this weekend.

'The supporters are always with us,' said the Spaniard. 'Yes, they were really disappointed at the end of the Reading game, but it's normal. We lose – they are not happy, we are not happy. We are the first to look in the mirror and say it.

'But the atmosphere has always been great. You cannot say anything wrong for them being disappointed on one day. We were too. But the fans are always with us and they will be with us again on Saturday.'

The ex-Sunderland defender will hope his calm, assured recall to action at Wigan will bring him a first Carrow Road league appearance.

'It has been hard because since I came, the team were getting some great results,' said Cuellar. 'We were playing so well and were top. And I knew all I could do was try to work harder than the others, keep fit and get my fitness level up to be ready in case the opportunity came.

'I got to play a few cup games and felt all right – but was very disappointed with the second one (at Shrewsbury) because we lost.

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'And then in the league, the performance (at Nottingham Forest) was good but we were unlucky to lose. Wigan was only my second league game and I felt good. Of course, I feel happy to play anyway – but it does help to get the three points. It was very good for me.'

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