JONATHAN Woodgate insisted Cherries would be ready to go “toe-to-toe” with runaway Championship leaders Norwich and exclaimed: “Bring it on.”

Woodgate’s men head into the contest in Norfolk tomorrow (8pm) having won all of their past five league games.

They take on a Canaries outfit who are looking to seal promotion back to the Premier League under boss Daniel Farke this weekend.

But, while respecting the quality of their hosts, Cherries boss Woodgate insisted it was key to keep the belief his side could win the game.

He said: “We can’t always just talk about what Norwich are going to do, it’s about what Bournemouth are going to do.

“I’ll be implementing that to the players like I normally do – what can we do to beat them?

“It’s not about how much they can hurt you. Okay, we make slight adjustments into what you believe in. But I want to go there with a Bournemouth team believing we can win the game.”

Norwich have only lost once at home in the Championship all season, while Cherries have only suffered defeat in one away game under Woodgate.

Asked whether the clash had all the elements of a good contest, Woodgate replied: “Especially under the lights at Carrow Road. There’s nothing better really, especially in a Championship game.

“Two good teams going toe-to-toe. Bring it on.”