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Team news: Bristol City v Norwich

12 January 2018

Tom Trybull will miss Norwich’s Sky Bet Championship match against Bristol City.

Trybull, who recently returned to the City side, is being troubled by a persistent back injury that flared up during the Canaries’ draw with Chelsea.

“We’ll have to do without Tom Trybull because he has problems with his back,” Daniel Farke told the media on Friday lunchtime. “He felt it in the last game, and it hasn’t improved since then which is a real shame because he was in a good shape.

“Yesterday he trained with us in the morning but his back got worse and worse, and this morning he was hardly able to walk. We can’t judge how serious it is yet, as back injuries can come and go, but we hope he can come back pretty soon.”

There was better news for Harrison Reed, who was withdrawn early against Burton Albion on Boxing Day with a hip problem and subsequently missed the matches against Millwall and Chelsea.

“Harrison returned to training this week, but he’s not 100% comfortable. But because of the Tom Trybull news, we feel we need him so he will travel with us to Bristol.”

There was good and bad news for City’s two strikers. Nelson Oliveira was unable to start against Chelsea due to a foot problem, while Cameron Jerome hasn’t featured since the defeat at Leeds in mid-December due to a back injury.

“Nelson is available,” Farke said. “The problems with his feet are sorted out. Jerome is back in team training but it’s a bit early for tomorrow. Hopefully he’ll be ok for the Chelsea game, but to be safe maybe it might be better for Sheffield United.”

Marco Stiepermann also returned to training this week after recovering from a groin problem and has travelled to Bristol.

Long-term absentees Matt Jarvis and Louis Thompson both remain sidelined.

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