Young Canaries poised for big night of international football at Carrow Road
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Norwich City's Under-23s are preparing for a big night of international football at Carrow Road.
The young Canaries, beaten 2-0 at Premier League Two leaders Swansea on Monday evening, will be looking to bounce back when they host their counterparts from leading Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb in the quarter-finals of the International Cup.
Next Monday evening's fixture, which supporters can attend for free, will be the youngsters' first home clash since the departure of coach Dimitri Halajko, with Academy manager Richard Money in charge until a new appointment is made.
Money is already looking forward to the game and is urging fans to come along in good numbers to give his young charges a lift. 'I think it's a big deal for the players and for the club,' said the former Luton Town and Cambridge United manager, who hails from Lowestoft
'It's the first time that we've been able to reach this stage and we want to progress further.
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'Hopefully we'll get ourselves a really good crowd in the stadium and it will be a good atmosphere. Let's hope that they can cheer us on to victory.
'I'm not sure how used Dinamo Zagreb will be to playing in a stadium like ours and in front of a big crowd. We have to use that to our advantage.'
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City reached the last eight after winning their three group matches against Valencia, Celtic and Aston Villa while Zagreb saw off two English sides to make progressand Money believes it will be a highly competitive cup tie.
'They came through a tough group, they beat both Chelsea and Swansea,' he told City's official website.. That suggests that they've acquitted themselves well. When I look at them, they're what I would call a proper Under-23s team.It's going to be like playing against a men's team; they're tough, they're strong and they counter-attack well. It will be a good experience.'
Entry will be free for all supporters although they are being encouraged to obtain tickets before the game. They are available from the official website and the club's three outlets at Carrow Road, Castle Mall and Chapelfield or by calling 0844 8261902.