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Team News: Wycombe Wanderers v Norwich City

24 September 2018

Daniel Farke says he will have to be smart with his team selection for Norwich City's Carabao Cup Round Three tie at Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night.

Farke admits he is keen to make it through to Round Four for the second year in succession but, with the trip to Adams Park being City's third away game in six days, he says he is expecting to make changes.

"I'm not a big believer in making too many changes," said the City Head Coach. "We have to be more brave in making more changes for Tuesday.

"It's a special situation. It's our third competitive game in six days. There has been a lot of load for the players.

"Our older players need time to recover and younger players need a rest from the mental load of their first few games.

"We have to look at players who played in the international break and who missed parts of pre-season.

"We don't want to risk more injuries. We have to be smart in our decisions without taking away our target of going through to the next round. It will be a fine balance."

Coming out of the victory over QPR on Saturday, Farke has no new injury concerns.

However, Ben Marshall will be absent from action once again through illness: "Monday was Ben Marshall's first day back in team training," said Farke.

"He did some individual stuff over the last couple of days. He hasn't been able to eat much so has lost a bit of weight so he won't travel with us."

Ivo Pinto played 75 minutes for the Under-23s in their win on Friday and Farke said a late decision will be made on whether or not he will be included in the squad.

"It was important for Ivo [to play for the U23s]. He missed lots of pre-season and then had a new injury.

"He played 75 minutes and he really wanted to play, he knew what his body needed. We will make a late decision with him." 

Farke finished by delivering an update on the fitness of Onel Hernandez and Kenny McLean.

"Onel is good. The surgery was successful. Three days ago he started work on the bike and he did some running yesterday.

"There's a small chance to have him back before the international break. He was crucial in the early weeks. 

"With Kenny it's going to last longer than we expected. He's still not back with the team. He still has problems with change of directions. We gave him a break at the weekend and hopefully he will be back soon."


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