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Team News: Swansea City v Norwich City

23 November 2018

Norwich City have no new injury concerns as the Canaries return to Sky Bet Championship action against Swansea City on Saturday following the international break.

Daniel Farke said the players returning from international duty “normally come back tired”, but believed this time the players had come back in good shape.

Jamal Lewis was rested for Northern Ireland’s UEFA Nations League match against Austria on Sunday, and the City boss was happy with the decision to rest the full-back.

“I was happy, because he was struggling with some slight hamstring problems over the last couple of weeks, but he seems to have come back with full fitness,” he said.

Farke went on to confirm that none of the players who went on international duty came back with any issues.

He said: “I have no concerns, no one is injured. They came back pretty early because the games were on Sunday and Monday, so it was nice to have the lads one or two days earlier.”

Grant Hanley travelled with the squad to Tampa Bay last week, and is closing in on a return to the First Team.

“First of all, it’s good to have Grant [Hanley] back as he’s been out for nearly three months,” Farke said. “He has been back in training for the last few weeks, and we wanted to give him some game time with the Under-23s today.

“We don’t need to force him too much, we spoke with Grant and it’s good for him to get some game time.

“For a centre back, their decision making is maybe more important than their fitness. We think it’s important that he has a proper game so he can make these decisions.”

Long term absences Matt Jarvis and Kenny McLean are back on the training pitches, but are not yet ready for action and will remain unavailable for the next few weeks.

“It’s a bit too soon for Matt Jarvis, he was training a bit out in a Tampa but with a small group, and when he has full fitness it will be good for have him back.

“Kenny [McLean] is working on changing direction, and also doing some light technical drills on the pitch. We hope that in the next two and a half weeks we may see him back in team training.”

Ben Marshall and Todd Cantwell were left out of the Tampa trip, but Farke said both players are fit and are available to travel to Swansea.

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