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Team News: Crystal Palace v Norwich City

27 September 2019

Tim Krul will miss Norwich City’s trip to Crystal Palace after suffering a back injury in the warm-up ahead of the match against Burnley, but Max Aarons will travel with the squad.

Krul, who had played 52 consecutive league games for the Canaries since joining in the summer of 2018, needed painkillers to play against Burnley but hasn’t recovered in time for the visit to Selhurst Park.

Daniel Farke, speaking to the media at the Lotus Training Centre on Friday lunchtime, said: “We hope to have Tim back after the international break for the Bournemouth game. He has a muscle strain and he hasn’t been able to run or to be involved in team training.

“It’s still a bit doubtful if Ralf Fahrmann will be able to play as well, that will be a late call. We’ve been careful with his injury, and we’ve extended his load from day to day. We’ll have to wait to see how his groin reacts and if he’s fine he’ll play tomorrow.

“He’s been out for seven days but he was in unbelievable shape so I have no worries about that. But the goalkeeper position is not a worry as we also totally confident in Michael McGovern.”

There was better news for Max Aarons, who has recovered earlier than expected from an ankle injury suffered on England Under-21 duty. “The good news is Max Aarons could return earlier than expected,” said Farke. “It's down to good work of our physios and good work from him. He will travel with us to Palace.”

Alex Tettey had to be replaced early on against Burnley but his injury update is more positive than feared. “He overstretched his groin when he slipped,” said Farke. “It’s quite a small groin injury – there’s hope for the Aston Villa game but it’s more likely for the Bournemouth game.”

Mario Vrancic (calf), Onel Hernandez (knee), Christoph Zimmermann (foot) and Timm Klose (knee) remain on the sidelines.

“Sometimes you have strange situations with injuries,” said Farke. “As a newly-promoted side, you need luck in these terms. We've been hit pretty hard and I hope a few players return after the international break. It's important to gain points now, even with this situation. We showed against Man City we can win points in this situation.”

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