Norwich City know what to expect in Capital One Cup date against Bury

Kevin Blackwell's side will aim to emulate the Bury class of 2008 who knocked Norwich City out of th

Kevin Blackwell's side will aim to emulate the Bury class of 2008 who knocked Norwich City out of the FA Cup. Photo: Jed Wee. - Credit: Jed Wee

Bury boss Kevin Blackwell hopes lightening does strike twice after his League Two side earned a Capital One Cup trip to Norwich City.

The lowly Shakers embarrassed Glenn Roeder's Canaries with an FA Cup replay win back in 2008 and former Leeds' boss Blackwell intends to remind his players in the build-up to this month's Carrow Road tie.

City suffered a miserable FA Cup exit to non league Luton last season and Bury have already pulled off one giant-killing act after edging out higher-league Crewe in the previous round.

'Norwich is a great club. They are well-supported and it will be a good trip. A replay of the scenario from 2008 would be nice, but as far as the players are concerned we have to put that to bed now until it comes around again,' said Blackwell. 'It's a Premier League draw and when you go into this next round you are trying to get a Premier League club. The focus has to be on our next league game. It is important for a club like us to get through to the next round of a cup competition. I think we are starting to see things take shape but we still have so many areas in which we need to improve. If we can gel I think there is more to come from this team.'

Blackwell was unable to prevent Bury being relegated from League One in his first season at the helm, but a cup win over Crewe underlined his squad are determined to bounce back at the first attempt.

'The players have a belief and a hunger about them that I have seen since pre-season and if it continues then we will cause teams' problems,' he said. 'There was spells in the game when we really kicked on and you would have found it difficult to say who was the League One side and who was the League Two side. Crewe came out and we got caught a little bit at sixes and sevens but we started to get hold of the ball and showed plenty of courage. Don't forget Crewe got to the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy last season and probably last season it was a game we would have lost after going 1-0 down.'