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Team News: Rotherham United v Norwich City

15 March 2019

Norwich City have no new injuries for this Saturday’s trip to the New York Stadium as the Canaries come up against Rotherham United.

The game will be City’s third within the space of eight days, with the latest win coming at Carrow Road on Wednesday, and Danielf Farke provided a positive update ahead of the match.

“It’s a short period for recovery with just two days,” said Farke. “We can’t influence this, and it’s the same for Rotherham United. But we have no new injuries so in general we are in a good position.”

When questioned about the quick turn around and the load on the players, Farke said he wasn't concerned with their fitness levels.  

“If I’m honest, I’m always tempted to rotate a bit; not because of the workload but because of the strength of the players," said the City boss. "We have such a good group and such a good depth in the group.

“In terms of the load, I’m not concerned because they are used to playing in this rhythm and we are there with really good fitness levels, we are capable of handling this.

“The last few weeks have been quite relaxed in terms of load, now it’s the first time we have just two days to recover since we played Bolton, and we had one of our best performances there so for that reason I am not concerned.

“I would be more concerned if we had to go on with this amount of games, but we have two weeks to rest after the game.”

Louis Thompson returned from injury last Monday featuring for City’s Under-23s in their 2-2 draw against Stoke City at Colney, where the midfielder played for 72 minutes and is expected to back in contention after the international break.


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