Swindon Town head coach David Flitcroft has told the Swindon Advertiser that he is not scared about facing Norwich City in the First Round of the Carabao Cup.
Earlier this week, the first round of the Carabao Cup was drawn in Bangkok, Thailand. It was not just notable because it was the announcement of what the first set of fixtures in a major tournament but because this was the first competitive fixture that EFL clubs found out about, with the league games set to be announced on the 21st June.
For Swindon, they were given a tough task as they were given a home fixture against Norwich, a team expected to be challenging for promotion to the Premier League this season. Not many would be expecting the Robins to do very well this season considering momentum is not on their side after their relegation from Sky Bet League One last season but despite that, Flitcroft is still excited about this cup tie.
He said: “You always look out for that first cup game and where you are going to be playing from a logistics point of view, in terms of your travel arrangements and fitting that into the schedule,”
“They come early but it is a great game for the football club, for the players and for me as a manager to pit our wits against a fantastic and established Championship club.
“It is fantastic for us to go there and represent Swindon Town.”
“We’ll look forward to every game that we play and I’ll be expressing to these players how lucky they are to be playing for Swindon Town and going to represent the club at such a fantastic stadium,”
“Any game is important and every game that we will play will have a significance on it.
“You look at the bigger teams in the world now and they can rotate, they can change the team and the squad and you’ve just got to look at Manchester United winning the Europa League and the importance they put on that.
“We’re not in that fortunate position so we’ll be going there with all the good players in the squad and representing Swindon Town.
“That’s what we’ll be trying to achieve on the night.”