Mick looks ahead to Sunday's big showdown
Mick McCarthy is relishing Sunday’s derby and what he describes as a ‘massive’ occasion.
Town go into the game looking for a first win over Norwich since 2009 and Blues’ boss knows what a victory would mean for the Blue Army.
“We are playing for the same three points as we do in every Championship game but of course, for everyone connected with the two clubs, there is a lot more at stake,” writes Mick in his column in Sunday’s matchday programme.
“It’s a massive game. Derbies always are. I’ve been involved in plenty down the years and I’ve been asked many times how they compare. What is the biggest? The answer is always the same. Supporters always think theirs is the biggest and rightly so.
“We know what it will mean to the supporters if we win. The bragging rights and all that. That is the challenge for us.
“I’m sure there will be a good crowd and these are the games that you relish. I can still recall the Play-Off game here against Norwich a few years back. Walking out and seeing the stadium packed and hearing the noise from the supporters. It was a real ‘hairs standing up on the back of the neck’ time.”
Supporters are reminded that the game is all-ticket and that you need a purchase history to buy tickets.
The FanZone opens at 9.30am with Terry Connor’s daughter, Nicole, and her band Psalms performing.