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Team News: Sunderland v City

9 April 2018

Daniel Farke says he will make late decisions on the availability of a number of players for Norwich City’s visit to Sunderland in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

The match will be City’s fourth in 12 days and Farke admitted he could make some changes to preserve some of his players’ energy.

“In general, we are still a bit tricky in personal terms,” said Farke. “We will have to do without Tom Trybull, Marco Stiepermann and Onel Hernandez.

Moritz Leitner is not fit for the starting line-up. He will travel and could only play about 30 minutes.

“We are slightly concerned with Alex Tettey. He has had a lot of load recently so he needs time to recreate.

“We will make late decisions on a number of players. Lots of players had cramp after the last game.

Harrison Reed, Ivo Pinto and Mario Vrancic have had a lot of load as well so there will be late decisions.

Despite the need for changes, Farke said there is the temptation to stick with the same team which produced a brilliant display to beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Saturday.

“There has been a lot of load but we don’t want any more injuries. We could have fresh legs but I am tempted to play same team.

“[On the other hand] it’s been a long season with lots of games so we could rotate."

Meanwhile, Daniel Farke ruled Marley Watkins out of the Sunderland visit as he’s still recovering from a bout of illness.

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