Earnshaw’s reward for Championship leaders

Robbie Earnshaw believes there’s “no manner” Norwich City will not be promoted from the Sky Bet Championship this season, one thing which may very well be confirmed as early as this weekend.

The Canaries lead the Championship table and are 17 points away from third-placed Brentford forward of Saturday’s motion, having lost just 5 of their 40 league fixtures in 2020/21. 

Talking as a visitor on the Official EFL Podcast this week, former striker Earnshaw says he is been extraordinarily impressed by Daniel Farke’s side and believes it is a query of when and not if they’re going to be celebrating at Carrow Highway as soon as once more.

“Each time I see them, I get pleasure from watching them play,” he said. “They’ve bought good people that work well collectively as a team.

“They’re in a type of positions, a bit like West Brom have been, the place they’re too good for the Championship however hold stumbling within the Premier League, so that they just want that little bit of consistency.

“They’ve bought an excellent squad and I believe they’re stronger than they have been within the Premier League – they’re extra geared up.

“There’s no manner they’ll’t get promoted with the place they’re in proper now, it’s just a query of whether or not they’ll finish first or second.”

Norwich have saved maintain of some key players this season, with Teemu Pukki once more among the many division’s top scorers, having scored a hat-trick on their last outing against Huddersfield City.

“The amount of video games, it’s relentless,” Earnshaw added.

“What you want is an excellent backbone and somebody on the back who units the usual by being strong. You want a great goalkeeper and Krul could be very skilled, he’s doing very well. Then, you want somebody who can make a distinction within the tight video games and score goals; Pukki impresses me a lot and is a big player for them.

“The most important factor for Norwich was maintaining him, as a result of they might have simply lost him. He’s a goalscorer and his motion is great, together with Buendia and Cantwell, all of them click on. They saved the core of the team and saved the manager.

“The most important factor with Norwich is their type of play, it makes a distinction. When somebody is missing, they’ll nonetheless discover a manner.”

Take heed to the full episode right here.

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