‘It was a really good performance’ – Canaries striker praised for his improved display

Dennis Srbeny's performance against Reading drew praise from City head coach Daniel Farke. Picture:

Dennis Srbeny's performance against Reading drew praise from City head coach Daniel Farke. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

He may have missed his big chance for a first Norwich City goal but Dennis Srbeny's marked improvement impressed head coach Daniel Farke.

The 23-year-old striker proved he was getting to grips with the Championship following his January arrival with a much better showing during the Canaries' 3-2 home win.

He failed to take a golden chance to make it a more comfortable victory in the second half but the big German's efforts earned praise from his boss.

'I think he was brilliant because he saved so many balls, he worked so much for the team and also against the ball his defending behaviour was important,' Farke said. 'When we were under pressure we were always able to find him with a ball, he linked the play and created many chances for the lads.

'Sadly he missed his big chance in the second half otherwise the light would shine a bit brighter on him. But that shouldn't take away from it because it was a really good performance and I'm pretty pleased with Dennis.'

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Srbeny is one of the players who is not on international duty and is able to enjoy a few days rest during City's fortnight break, with several of the signings from overseas heading home to see their families.

Farke will soon have his squad back in training and preparing for the Good Friday game against high-flying Fulham at Carrow Road though.

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'It's important right now to recreate and calm down, the players will have some days off, at least the players who are not involved in their national team,' City's boss explained. 'For them there are some busy days ahead and there are many players who are involved. For the others they will calm down at the beginning of the week and then in the middle of the week we will start again with training because we want to be prepared for the Fulham game.

'It will be a bit tricky because some of the players will arrive pretty late for this game but it is what it is, we want to go on with our really decent form and go further on with some really good performances and some more wins, and we want to climb the table as much as we can in the final eight games.

'Hopefully some of the injured and ill players will be able to come back and the break helps with that a bit.'