Norwich boss Daniel Farke has fought three times against Brentford’s Thomas Frank and has yet to be beaten
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Norwich City entertains Brentford tonight in the championship on Carrow Road with a top fight (kick-off 5:30 p.m.)

The Canaries could be 10 points ahead of runner-up Bees if they could secure the win. Brentford have won the last two games against Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke after losing three games in a row

However, Norwich will go into the game full of confidence and have recently overcome a slight loss of form to win the last five games

Onel Hernandez is likely to receive the nod in the absence of Todd Cantwell, who has a calf problem. Marco Stiepermann could be fighting for the City-Luton game again this weekend but won’t be available tonight

“Thomas (Frank) is a really good coach. It also fits Brentford in general that I have a lot of respect for what they have done over the years

“The club has grown more or less from year to year, also with the facilities, the new stadium, they have built a really compact line-up, earned a lot of money with transfers and were always able to find something good to develop young players I think , he’s doing a really good job

“You can’t really compare our situation, of course it was a disappointment to lose the play-off final, but they still had 46 games before that where they had won many of their games and had a pretty successful season

“It was difficult for us because when you get relegated from the Premier League you get a little used to losing games and you have to change that mentality a little

“So I wouldn’t say it’s the same, but I still have a lot of praise for him and what he did with the key people in the club I think they are doing a fantastic job and it is no coincidence that they are in the best position in this league and have a chance to succeed ”

“I expect a game between two sides who dominate, take control of the game and want to take the initiative. We played a good game against each other in the second leg I’m really looking forward to this challenge

“Norwich City has done incredibly well this season. They are better off than they did two seasons ago when they smashed the league. That just goes to show how well they are and how well Daniel Farke and his staff have done you cant praise them enough. You have struck the perfect balance in what you are doing. We are facing a great challenge, but we are ready for it and believe we have something to say in this game ”

Kenny McLean came on in the second half to save a point for the Canaries thanks to the Scot’s deflected efforts Ivan Toney had put Brentford in front from close range in the first half and the Bees missed a number of opportunities, The game seemed to end in the second half until McLean’s long-range attempt was deflected home by Brentford’s Mads Bech Sorensen

Kenny McLean scored a late equalizer with a deflected shot in the Norwich City draw in Brentford earlier this season
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The game will be streamed on the Sky Sports Main Event, while subscribers will be able to watch the game for free on iFollow

Since the game is on Sky, the game will not be available to non-subscribers on iFollow, although those supporters can access the game through a Now TV Pass

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