Neil Adams previews this weekend's game at Carrow RoadNEIL ADAMS ON…
… THE READINESS OF CITY’S INTERNATIONALS
“They’re all ok, Alex Tettey is the only one who has a bit of a swollen knee but Alex tends to have that when he’s travelling anyway. I wouldn’t expect him to not be available for Saturday, and all the other internationals have reported back fit and ready to train."
… THE INJURY LIST
“Ryan Bennett will join us for training next week. He’ll be back with the group, whether he does the part load or the full load we don’t know – the main thing for us is that he’ll be back with us which is really good news. He’s been out with the physios for a number of weeks now with his rehab, and we’re really pleased for him and for us."
“Wes Hoolahan and Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe are a couple of weeks away from being back with us but they’re progressing well. All the injured playing are back running and it’s always a good sign when they’re doing that. It’s only running, it’s not full training yet, but it’s always a sign that they are not too far away.”
… WORKING HARD AT COLNEY
“We’ve had a group here that’s been training through the break as well, the players had a couple of days off but the non-internationals have been working and we’ve been working on things that we felt we’ve needed to change.
“We won’t change trying to win games, but what we’ve got to make sure is that we don’t throw games away or concede unnecessary goals. Certainly they’re the themes that have ran through the sessions so far and obviously will do before Saturday."
… GETTING BACK ON TRACK THIS WEEKEND
“We’re really keen obviously. We have two home games and two very good opportunities for us to get back to winning ways, which is really important particularly after the manner of the Middlesbrough defeat and performance, and the Nottingham Forest game when we were bitterly disappointed with how it ended.
“We’ll have the backing of a full crowd again and we’ll have to go out there and perform in the manner we did against Bolton. It’s been a while since we’ve played at Carrow Road, we’re looking forward to it and hopefully we can finish it with three points on Saturday.”
… OPPONENTS BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
“They’re a hard-working side, obviously we’ve watched them really well. They’ve had a win and draw in their last couple of games, and we’ve picked through the DVDs of where they’ve got a few strengths and where we feel we can hurt them.
“Their manager Sami Hyypia, we know what he’s about from his playing days – he’s organised and you can see that in his team. Regardless of who the opposition is though, when we’re at home it’s an opportunity to win the game and that’s what we’re focussed on.”