Norwich City head coach Alan Irvine has told the club website that they hope to beat Brighton and Hove Albion for themselves rather than to be party poopers.

The Canaries are set to invite both Brighton and the Sky Sports cameras for what is sure to be a fun clash, especially with the Seagulls in a buoyant mood after they sealed their promotion to the Premier League over thirty years after they last appeared in the top tier.

Many Norwich fans though will be hoping to wreck their party on Friday night, especially after a disappointing season where they were hoping they’d be celebrating a promotion at this time of year. But Irvine has said that they aren’t bothered about spoiling Brighton’s season and won’t be motivated by that going into this match. Instead they will be hoping to win this game for themselves and to make sure they have some momentum going into next season.

He said: “We want to win this game and we want to win it for us, rather than to stop Brighton achieving what they want to achieve,”

“We’ll go about our work as professionally as we possibly can. We’ve got to move the ball quickly that’s for sure, they’re really well organised.”

“They have real threats when they’re on the ball, they have players at the top end of the pitch who have done well all season.”

“Our results overall this season have been very good at Carrow Road, though, and we want to continue that.”

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