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14 October 2016

The latest squad news ahead of Saturday

NORWICH City are likely to be without the services of Robbie Brady for Saturday's visit of Rotherham United to Carrow Road.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder suffered concussion while on international duty for his country, and City boss Alex Neil confirmed the weekend's game may come too soon for him to return to action.

"Rob is still recovering as obviously it was a bad one," Neil told on Friday.

"He's been monitored and he's fine, but he's maybe not done as much as we'd have liked since then. It will be one we monitor between now and tomorrow basically."

Another concern brought about by the recent international break was the fitness of Timm Klose, who was withdrawn as a precautionary measure while representing Switzerland against Andorra.

However, the Norwich manager delivered positive news on that front, and added: "There's no problem with Timm, he's fine.

"The general shape [of City's internationals] is fine, it's just injuries are the one thing you worry about when they're coming back. We've got a limited amount of time to get the back to the way we play rather than their nation.

"The important thing is we've had them in Thursday and Friday to make sure that they're ready for the challenge that's coming up. That's mentally, as much as anything else.

"The Championship is quite unique in that you go through a block for a month with a lot of games. Then you have a break for a couple of weeks, another block and then the same again.

"It's worked well for us so far, we responded well after the last international break and I'm hoping we can do the same."

Two definite absentees are Youssouf Mulumbu, who is 'gradually improving' as he continues his recovery from a foot injury and Matt Jarvis who remains sidelined following a knee operation. 

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