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Team News: City v Forest

5 March 2018

Timm Klose has recovered from a hamstring strain and is available for City’s Sky Bet Championship clash against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening.

Klose missed out on Norwich’s draw with Bolton Wanderers, with the Canaries shifting from three at the back to four at the back in his absence.

“Timm Klose has been training with us and is available for tomorrow,” Daniel Farke told the media on Monday lunchtime. “Not having the game against Barnsley on Saturday has helped his recovery, so that’s a plus of not being able to play.”

Klose’s fellow centre-back Christoph Zimmermann is a doubt, however, following a personal issue.

“Christoph is a doubt due to a private situation he’s had,” Farke said. “He wasn’t with us for a few days but trained with us today, and he’s been ok so far so we will make a decision on him tomorrow, but it might be tricky for him to start.”

Norwich captain Ivo Pinto is also available, and Farke says he is desperate to be involved after not playing since the defeat to Sheffield United on January 20.

“Ivo trained on Saturday and Sunday, and now he feels 100% comfortable and he’s in a great mood because of the birth of his child,” Farke said. “He’ll need some time to get back into his rhythm but he looks much better than he did before the break.

“We have four games in 11 days so it’s good to have him back, especially in this period. He’s not yet ready to play all 90 minutes in all of those games, but he will have some minutes. Harrison Reed has been good in that role, so I have no concerns.”

Farke also revealed that Matt Jarvis is likely to play for City’s Under-23s when they take on Fulham at Carrow Road on Wednesday evening (7pm).

“If everything’s ok he will train with the Under-23s in the next two days and then the plan is to give him several minutes on the pitch for the Under-23s on Wednesday. It’s important for him to return in a game.

“We’ll decide how long he’ll get, and we’re doing everything to prepare him properly to get him closer to the first-team squad.”

Farke also gave an update on Tom Trybull, who is recovering from ankle and knee ligament injuries.

“Everything is going ok,” Farke said. “He’s desperate to return, but if everything works out ok we’ll have him for the last four or five games of the season. There’s been no problems with the rehab and he’s been doing individual stuff and the sports scientists are happy with his progress.

“It would be brilliant to have him back earlier, but we want to make sure he’s fully recovered in the best way.”


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