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NEIL ADAMS HOPEFUL OVER INJURED STRIKERS

20 July 2014

Manager offers positive prognosis on Lafferty and Grabban

INJURIES to Kyle Lafferty and Lewis Grabban won’t keep them on the sidelines for long, according to Canaries’ boss Neil Adams.

A leg injury for Lafferty and an Achilles problem for Grabban meant they were out of the picture for City’s opening match of their trip to Italy against SC Vallee d’Aoste, which they won 13-0.

Speaking after the game Adams was positive about the situation regarding his two new forwards.

“Kyle trained on his own today and we’re hoping he’ll train with the team this week and be available for the next game,” he said.

“With Lewis, there was a little bit of soreness in his Achilles so it was a precaution that he didn’t train or play today. Hopefully neither is too serious at all.”

“I thought it was good for Pilks (Anthony Pilkington) to get the 90 minutes though, and he applied himself really well.”

City was forced into a late change of opposition and Adams hopes for sterner challenges in future games.

“With all due respect to the opposition, they didn’t really give us the test that certainly we wanted at this stage of the season,” he added.

“I would have preferred a tougher work-out for the players because banging goals in is great, but we need to be tested a little bit more than we were tonight.

“The lads did a professional job, you can only beat what’s in front of you.”

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