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Team News: Cardiff v City

30 November 2017

Timm Klose and Tom Trybull have recovered from their injuries and will travel to Cardiff for Norwich City’s Sky Bet Championship fixture on Friday evening.

Klose limped off against Nottingham Forest and Trybull picked up an injury against Barnsley, but both should be available for selection.

“Tom improved a lot during the week, and he trained today and will travel with us to Cardiff,” Daniel Farke told the media on Thursday lunchtime. “We’ll have to see how his body reacts overnight because it was his first session today. Hopefully he will be available for perhaps a short-term appearance at Cardiff, rather than being in the starting line-up.

“Timm is also back. He trained in the last two sessions with us and he hasn’t been out for too long so he’ll be available for tomorrow.”

Alex Pritchard made his first appearance of the season when he came off the bench in the 76th minute against Preston North End on Saturday. He was due to play a part for the U23s the following day but had to sit it out after jarring his neck. He will, however, travel with City to Cardiff.

“It’s too soon to start him,” said Farke. “We had planned for him to play a bit for the U23s on Sunday but he had a problem with his neck and wasn’t able to move properly for a couple of days. He’s trained in the last two days with us, and he will travel. But it’s too soon to get him in the starting line-up. If we need something special in the last 25 or 30 minutes he will be available for this.”

Cameron Jerome is nursing pain in his feet, but will be part of the squad. “He had an injection and couldn’t train until yesterday and he still feels some pain,” said Farke. “He’s not available for the starting line-up, but I want him there at Cardiff if we need him for the last 15 or 20 minutes to make an impact.”

Marley Watkins and James Husband miss out again, with Husband likely to return to training next week and Watkins still recovering from a groin strain. Steven Naismith is yet to return to training, while Friday’s match is also too soon for the return of Alex Tettey.

“The plan is to bring Tettey back into team training immediately after the Sheffield match next weekend,” Farke said. “If everything goes well it could be late next week, but it’s looking likely to be after Sheffield.”

Goalkeeper Remi Matthews, who has returned from a successful emergency loan spell at Plymouth Argyle, faces four or five weeks out with an ankle injury.

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