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Team news: Placheta and Godfrey to miss Derby

2 October 2020

Przemyslaw Placheta and Ben Godfrey will be absent for Norwich City's Championship match against Derby County on Saturday.

Placheta suffered a minor hamstring strain after the Bournemouth match last weekend meaning he'll miss the visit of the Rams, however head coach Daniel Farke expects the Polish winger to return after the international break.

Farke also confirmed that Godfrey is in "more than advanced" talks with another club and therefore won't feature in his matchday squad for Saturday.

Farke also reiterated his stance on picking players who are fully focused on the task in hand after leaving out Todd Cantwell and Emi Buendia last weekend.

"It's a tough decision to travel without Todd or Emi. There's not one player I've supported more than them. Even when there's an unnecessary red card, I protect them. We need their quality.

"If they're just training with less discipline, which I understand, I can't pick them. If I did, they would think 'even with 70 percent I will be picked'.

"It would send the wrong message to the teammates if they can train however they want and still be picked. Either you go with less quality, or you lose your demands, and I will never let my levels drop."

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