Fulham v Norwich City: Daniel Farke on pre-season and his fans’ message

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke addresses our correspondents and the rest of the gathered media

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke addresses our correspondents and the rest of the gathered media at Colney, ahead of his side's season-opening game at Fulham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

It is unrealistic to think Norwich City can hit the ground running – but football is all about achieving the unrealistic.

Norwich City's new head coach Daniel Farke gave his first pre-match press conference at Colney on Thursday lunchtime, ahead of the Canaries' season-opening trip to Fulham on Saturday (3pm).

And speaking to our Canaries correspondents Paddy Davitt and Michael Bailey, City's German boss gave his thoughts on the EFL Championship curtain-raiser at Craven Cottage, as well as the pre-season just gone.

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Farke adds his own message for the Norwich City supporters, as the Canaries head into something of the unknown with numerous player and coaching changes.

City's starting line-up is set to be without Josh Murphy, Ivo Pinto, Wes Hoolahan, Timm Klose, Alex Pritchard and possibly captain Russell Martin for the kick-off in west London – where Norwich have not won since 1986.

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The game is Farke's first competitive outing since being appointed from Borussia Dortmund II at Carrow Road at the end of May. His City side went through all eight games of pre-season unbeaten.

• For the latest Norwich City news and opinion follow Michael Bailey on Twitter @michaeljbailey, Facebook @mbjourno and Instagram @mrmichaeljbailey

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