Free entry as senior Norwich City quartet prepare for Under-21s action against Manchester United tonight
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Norwich City's Under-21s will aim to end their run of six defeats in style – when Manchester United visit Carrow Road tonight (7pm) – with the help of some familiar faces.
Declan Rudd, Graham Dorrans, Kyle Lafferty and Steven Whittaker are all in line to feature – almost certainly from the start – against the Red Devils in the Premier Under-21 League.
And winger Jamie Eaton-Collins believes the young Canaries are still in good spirits ahead of their latest Premier Under-21 League task, and despite their difficult recent run.
'You've just got to keep your head high, stick together and pull through the hard times, which is what we've been doing in preparation,' said Eaton-Collins.
'Defensively we need to tighten up the gaps and going forward we need to create and score more, to give the strikers some confidence. It has to be better. We know it. But we're confident in ourselves. We've got to keep building.'
Supporters will once again be allowed entry to the game for free – with more than 6,600 fans enjoying City's clash with Tottenham's youngsters at Carrow Road last month.
'It makes a massive difference with them singing, cheering and geeing us up. It really does help – they're the 12th man,' added Eaton-Collins.
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'We understand United are a top team. We want to develop but to develop, we need to get results to build our confidence that we can play better and express ourselves. Results and development go hand in hand.'