Norwich goalkeeper David Marshall is confident his side can get a comfortable win over Barnet this evening and be in the draw for the second round.
‘We should be winning, Barnet will be tough and it’s a massive game for them as well. We know how difficult it will be but especially with the home crowd we should concentrate 100% and there shouldn’t be a problem,’ he told BBC Norfolk Radio.
‘We should have enough tomorow as long as everybody is fully fit,’ he said.
The game, being played at Carrow Road with a 7:45 kick-off is the Bees’ second away game of the season following their league opener at Morecambe. The Carling Cup has served Barnet well in the last couple of seasons, having seen the players travel to the likes of Championship sides Leeds, Cardiff and Plymouth, and most significantly giving Barnet a third-round trip to Manchester United two seasons ago. Barnet will be hoping to continue their success in this competition with a win a Norwich who are set to field a very strong lineup to avoid any upset this evening.
If 90 minutes are up and the scores are level the teams will have a penalty shoot-out to decide the team going through to the next round but Marshall admitted: ‘it’s the last thing we want…if needs be we should be okay.’
‘It’s so early in the league, everybody’s trying to get their fitness and obviouslay a few boys were down with the flu,’ Marshall said, as Norwich are set to field a first-team lineup which will ensure the Bees have a very tough test ahead of them.
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