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Team News: Bristol City v Norwich City

14 December 2018

Norwich City will be without Timm Klose for Saturday’s trip to Ashton Gate as the Canaries face Bristol City (5:30pm kick-off).

Daniel Farke said: “We will have to travel without Timm Klose, he's not available tomorrow; I’d hoped he would be available for the Bristol game, but he’s not in the squad.

“There is still a bit of blood on the knee, but we hope he will be back in training on Tuesday.

Grant Hanley also picked up an injury to his eye earlier this week, but the City boss hopes the Scottish defender will be available for Saturday.

“Grant Hanley was a doubt for this week, he was not able to train yesterday, he had inflammation in his eye he picked up in a duel with Onel Hernandez, so today he had to try some special lenses, it seems to fit but we will have to wait, so hopefully he is available tomorrow.

“It’s a season of bad luck for him so far, it's important for him to be back in training and hopefully everything is good and he is back soon, as he is our captain not only in the game but on the training pitch.”

Moritz Leitner has been out of action since City’s victory against Swansea City, but will be back with the travelling squad this weekend.

“Moritz is just coming back after nearly three weeks so it’s not perfect, he has worked a lot on his rehabilitation.

“Sadly he has only been able to join us the last two days in training. He is not available to play for the full 90 minutes; he could start but he couldn’t end the game.

“With a calf injury it’s difficult but it’s good to have him back, I think he will be available for at least 45 minutes.”

Both Kenny McLean and Matt Jarvis returned from long-term injuries and featured for 45 minutes for City’s Under-23s against Wolfsburg on Thursday night.

“It was an important step in their rehab; Kenny has been out for 13 weeks, it makes sense to play him in the Under-23s.

“I was at the game and he looked sharp and it was a good decision to play him in the Under-23s. I think he needs at least a few more games in the Under-23s and a few weeks in first team training.

“It’s good to have Matt [Jarvis] back, it’s not 13 weeks, Matt’s been out longer, but it feels like 13 years. We have to be a bit more patient; hopefully it’s a good step in the right direction."


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