MALKY LOOKS TO NORWICH CLASH
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City boss Malky Mackay looks ahead to clash with Norwich
CITY boss Malky Mackay has fully prepared his squad for a tough away encounter with Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.
Returning to a ground he knows well after a glittering playing career with the Canaries, Malky emphasised the importance for his side to start well in front of a passionate home support on Saturday.
Speaking in our exclusive match preview show ‘In the City,’ Malky said: “I know Carrow Road very well, I worked and played there for over six years.
"I know how tough an environment it can be to play in, it can be really hostile to the opposition. We’re going into an atmosphere there that we’ve got to try and dampen, but we go there in good spirits.
“Chris Hughton is a good and experienced manager and is someone who did a good job last season. He’s got a group of players now that he’s added to in the summer with some quality signings.
“We’ve got to make sure that we go up there understanding the task ahead of us, but we’re looking forward to it.”
Amongst the Bluebirds ranks on Saturday will be 22-year old midfielder Jordon Mutch who has enjoyed a rich vein of form of late; his early goal against Chelsea last weekend underlining a talent that saw him hit a stunning match winner against Fulham last month.
And reserving praise for the promising midfielder, Malky said: “As the game went on on Saturday I think Jordon showed great maturity, carried it and dominated in certain areas.
“It’s something I know he’s got in his locker and it’s something that we’re bringing out gradually, there’s huge potential there he’s only 22-years old.
“It’s something that we’ve got to keep nurturing because we think he’s a top talent. If he keeps working hard and doing the correct things then you’re going to see performance after performance from him like that.”
WATCH OUR EXCLUSIVE MATCH PREVIEW SHOW 'IN THE CITY' LOOKING AHEAD TO SATURDAY'S CLASH WITH NORWICH BELOW.