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Team News: Norwich City v Ipswich Town

8 February 2019

Norwich City will be without Timm Klose and Moritz Leitner for this Sunday’s East Anglian derby game at Carrow Road (12pm kick-off).

Leitner returned to team training during the week, but the midfielder won’t be involved at the weekend as he needs more to time to recover.

“Moritz Leitner has been back in team training since Wednesday," said Daniel Farke. "But if I’m honest he was out for nearly two months so from the middle of December he was out. Before that he was involved in just one game and was out for four weeks, so it’s more like he has been out for three months.

"After an ankle injury it’s important that he trusts his body again. It’s a good feeling to have him back in team training, but he will definitely need a few more sessions until he is a topic to be back in our squad.”

Klose also remains out, and is yet to return to team training as he continues his road to recovery, but the City boss hopes to have him back in training in the coming week.

“I hope that Timm Klose can return to team training next week, he was not involved during this week so he’s also not available for Sunday.”

Tom Trybull picked up an injury to his ankle last week in City’s win against Leeds, but is available tomorrow along with Alex Tettey who was used as a substitute last Saturday.

“He [Trybull] got a knock in the Leeds game, it was pretty bloody but he seems to be ok. The first day it was pretty painful but he was able to train, so he’s available for tomorrow.

“It’s also good that Alex Tettey is one week further on with training, it’s also good to have him back as a really good option.

Farke provided a positive update on the rest of the City squad ahead of the derby, despite a few knocks picked up in training.

“There were a few slight knocks during the week, but that’s normally a good sign as that means there is aggressiveness in team training.

Todd Cantwell was struggling a bit, also Ben Godfrey but I’m pretty sure that they will all be available for Sunday, so all in all not too bad.”

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