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Team News: Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City

2 November 2018

Daniel Farke says Norwich City have a lot of homegrown players out injured, but believes a few of the younger players at his disposal may get called up for the match at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday (3pm).

The City boss has emphasised the amount of home grown players out for tomorrow’s game, after suffering minor injuries in recent weeks.

“We have no Grant Hanley, Aston Oxborough, Matt Jarvis, no [Todd] Cantwell,” Farke said. “It could be that several of our younger lads will be travelling with us tomorrow.”

City will be without a number of members of the squad, who have been regular starters in the City squad in recent weeks.

“We have a few concerns, Todd is not available tomorrow; we tried to have him back for tomorrow but he can’t travel with us. He is out with a few problems with his hamstring.”

 “Marco [Stiepermann] was out with tonsillitis, so we will have a late decision to see whether he is available or not, but he will hopefully be travelling with us.

It wasn’t all negative injury news; Farke gave a positive update on City players who featured in Tuesday’s Cup tie at Bournemouth.

“Tom Trybull had to be substituted midweek as he had some cramps, but he is available for tomorrow.

“It was important for Teemu [Pukki] to have the 20 minutes [against Bournemouth], after the muscle injury, he looked sharp and lively, so he is available tomorrow.

“Ivo Pinto is out as he’s got a hit against his upper back, so he has problems with his neck, he is not available.

“Jamal [Lewis] has had a few problems with his hamstring, I rested him yesterday and today we were careful, so there is a question mark, it is a bit doubtful.”

Farke delivered a few comments on City players who have longer-term injuries, sharing some positive news on defender, Grant Hanley, whilst updating the press on the fitness of Kenny McLean and Louis Thompson.

 “There was some good news, he [Grant Hanley] was out on the training pitch with us today, he was training with the Under-23s. He may be return for the Millwall game.

“It’s too early to judge Louis Thompson, but everything went well for Louis on Wednesday [following his operation], he will probably be out for about 12 weeks to three months with his shoulder injury, we have to be patient with him.

“Kenny has started some slight running; hopefully we can have him back soon as he’s been out for a long time.”


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