Ahead of Sunday’s clash with Wigan Athletic, Daniel Farke’s Norwich City can practically taste Premier League football after a simply phenomenal season.
The weekend’s results certainly went in their favour with Sheffield United dropping points at home to Millwall, meaning that the Canaries now sit six points clear of 3rd spot with a game in hand.
A win at the DW Stadium on Sunday afternoon will undoubtedly see Farke’s men put one foot in the top-flight, after what has been a remarkable season for all concerned with the football club thus far.
After losing the likes of James Maddison and Angus Gunn in the summer to higher-profile clubs, Farke has done incredibly well with his recruitment over the course of the season, with the likes of Teemu Pukki being awarded the division’s Player of the Year award after a sensational campaign in front of goal.
The signing of Emi Buendia has also proved to be a masterstroke, and the Argentine’s flair and creativity was certainly missed in their 2-2 draw with Reading in midweek.
One signing that has just failed to work out for reason or another is the loan addition of Felix Passlack, who just hasn’t been able to break into the starting line-up due to the sensational form of Max Aarons.
Passlack was seen as a fantastic loan capture by Norwich in the summer – the 20-year old had featured in the Champions League before with Borussia Dortmund, and was arguably one of the most promising youngsters in the Bundesliga having impressed for Hoffenheim.
But the right-back has since made just one league appearance for the Canaries since his move from Sinsheim, which came as a late substitute in their 3-1 loss to Preston North End in February.
It’s fair to say that the young German has failed to live up to the expectations that were originally placed upon him when he first arrived at Carrow Road, and he will return to Germany having learnt many lessons from his spell in England.