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2 December 2016

Midfielder in contention following return from injury

JONNY Howson wants to get back involved at Norwich City as soon as possible, having been declared fit for selection ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Brentford at Carrow Road.

The midfielder, City's 2015-16 Player of the Season, has been sidelined since the start of October after undergoing surgery on an ankle problem.

However, he has now returned to full training and is set to be among Alex Neil's matchday squad for the visit of the Bees.

Speaking to the media on Friday afternoon, Howson said: "I've trained this week and had no problems.

"Everything has been alright as obviously I've had to do some work before I got back into training. I've had a good couple of weeks out on the grass with the sports scientists building myself up.

"The way I am, if you'd asked me to play two or three weeks ago I'd have given it my best shot. That's one of the messages the manager gives us as a team.

"If you give everything you've got then you can't ask for anything more."

The 28-year-old's enforced absence has coincided with a poor run of form for the Canaries, with Howson left as a frustrated spectator during a challenging few weeks for his side.

"If you ask any of the lads when they're injured, it's tough," he added.

"When you see the team struggling to pick up results you want to get back as quickly as possible to help them. That's part and parcel of football; it's like anything in life which you miss when it's taken away from you.

"We've got an experienced bunch in the changing room. My take on it, even when you're playing, is that you try to keep a level head whether you're winning or losing.

"The lads have been through times like this before. We've got to keep working hard, keep digging in. Eventually things will turn around for us."

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