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Match Preview: Norwich City v Toulouse

2 August 2019

Norwich City round off their preparations for the 2019-20 Premier League season at Carrow Road on Saturday with the visit of Ligue 1 side Toulouse (4pm).

Here's a little overview of City's final pre-season test:


Tickets are still available for the match

Adults £10
65+ £5
Under 18s £1

Tickets can be purchased from the ticket offices at Carrow Road on Saturday. Please note the upper tiers of the Regency Security and Barclay stands are not open for this fixture.

If you cannot make it to Carrow Road, the match is being streamed LIVE on our YouTube channel:

The Opposition

Toulouse have a relatively short history having only been founded in 1970. They've won Ligue 2 on three occasions and finished 16th in Ligue 1 last season.

Les Pitchouns have participated in European competition five times, including in 2008 when they qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time.

Toulouse is presided over by the French businessman Olivier Sadran, who took over the club following its bankruptcy in 2001 which resulted in it being relegated to the Championnat National [third tier in France].

The club has served as a springboard for several players, most notably the World Cup-winning goalkeeper Fabien Barthez and international striker André-Pierre Gignac.

Among their ranks is captain Max Gradel who played for Leeds United between 2009 and 2011. He also played for Leicester and, more recently, Bournemouth before joing Toulouse in 2017.

They begin their Ligue 1 season next weekend against Brest.

Injury News

Daniel Farke revealed Club captain Grant Hanley has returned to training after missing the Atalanta defeat on Tuesday and will be involved on Saturday.

Hanley missed the midweek game with a groin problem but Farke said the Scot trained on Thursday and will be involved against the Ligue 1 club.

Mario Vrancic made his comeback from a long-term injury in the final 15 minutes against Atalanta and the City boss was pleased with the Bosnian's work.

However, Farke did reveal that Timm Klose will be unavailable for City's final preparation game after suffering from tightness in his hip flexor. His absence isn't too much of a concern though and Klose is expected to train as normal next week.

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