Norwich City will be looking to make a strong start to life back in the Championship this afternoon, as they travel to the John Smith’s Stadium to take on Huddersfield Town.
Having charged to the Championship title in 2018/19, the Canaries were unable to build on that the following campaign, sliding straight back into English football’s second-tier after finishing bottom in their first season back in the Premier League.
Daniel Farke’s side will therefore be looking to bounce back quickly at the start of the campaign, although the pressure is already on following their League Cup defeat at Luton Town last weekend.
In Huddersfield, Norwich are going up against a side who could serve as a warning to them about what could happen if they do not get back to winning ways quickly, with the Terriers having spent almost all of last season locked in a relegation battle, having finished bottom of the Premier League in that 18/19 season.
The Yorkshire club are now under new management in the shape of Carlos Corberan, while Norwich once again have Daniel Farke in charge, and the German has named a starting lineup that includes three summer signings in the shape of Kieran Dowell, Oliver Skipp and Xavi Quintilla, while Teemu Pukki leads the line ahead of another summer signing in Jordan Hugill, who starts on the bench.
Taking to Twitter to react to that team news, plenty of Norwich fans were keen to have their say on their side’s matchday squad to face Huddersfield.
Here, we take a look at some of the best of those reactions.
How soon into the season before Farke realizes that he can't do without Tettey from the start? 🙂 Or will this be the season where Tettey will "only" be the super-sub?
— Dag T. Hoelseth (@DagHoelseth) September 12, 2020
Good team, feel sorry for Mumba, feel he deserved at least a spot on the bench
— Danny Manning (@dmanning6) September 12, 2020
V balanced and attacking team. Only thing missing is a fullback on the bench instead of Rupp.
— Jon (@canaryjon) September 12, 2020
Godfrey is a midfielder. Play him instead of McLean with Gibson CB. Simples.
— John Gordon-Saker (@JohnGordonSaker) September 12, 2020
No words can describe how much I love the look of this team 😍
— Matthew Venn (@MatthewVenn4) September 12, 2020
Much better line up than last time 💪🏻
— Rory James (@roryfcjames) September 12, 2020
— Ben (@BenHuntley2000) September 12, 2020
What a first team that is! Better team than we had in the prem the whole of last season @NorwichCityFC 💛💚 COYY
— Tom Joyce (@Tommy_J87) September 12, 2020