Barnsley vs Norwich City

Oakwell, February 26, 3pm

FEW would have predicted Norwich would have made such a strong attempt at making their stay in the Championship a short one but it would now be difficult to bet against at least a play off appearance.

The success of last season has been carried over with the free flowing football also making the transition from League One.

As Leeds have found, an attacking game piles the pressure on defence at times and Norwich have leaked a fair few goals with only three other teams in the top half conceding more.

But their relentless play has paid off more, with 11 of their 51 goals coming in the last 10 minutes of matches.


WHILE Grant Holt’s goals have grabbed the headlines, midfielder Wes Hoolahan has been a big part of Norwich’s recent success.

The 28-year-old one-time Ireland international formed a productive triumvirate with Holt and strike partner Chris Martin which scored 67 goals in their promotion winning season.

Always eager for the ball and with brilliantly quick feet, the former Blackpool man has grabbed nine goals this season.