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Team news: Sargent and Giannoulis return to matchday squad for Watford

Norwich City have been given an injury boost ahead of tomorrow’s game with Watford with the news that Dimitris Giannoulis and Josh Sargent are available.

Both missed the recent defeat to Arsenal after they returned from international duty with injury problems. Giannoulis return from Greece with back and neck complaints, while Sargent flew back from Honduras, having represented the USA there, with hamstring problems.

“Dimitris Giannoulis, after his neck and back problems, was back in training at the beginning of the week,” said head coach Daniel Farke.

“He was a still bit stiff but since being back in training for a few days, right now he is fully fit and available for the game. Josh Sargent was struggling with a minor hamstring injury. He did some individual work at the beginning of the week, but since Wednesday he has been back in full team training. We will have to see if he is available for 90 minutes, but he is definitely a topic for the squad.”

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Unfortunately, Christoph Zimmermann (ankle) and Przemysław Płacheta(illness) will miss the match and could be out for another week as well.

There were also fresh injury concerns around Jacob Sørensen and Pierre Lees-Melou but Farke is hopeful both will be in contention tomorrow.

“Jacob Lungi Sørensen who was struggling with a dead leg during this week, but he could train today and he seems to be alright,” said Farke.

“There were also concerns of Pierre Lees-Melou, he was struggling with illness and at the beginning of the week he was out. Thankfully it was not Covid, but he had the flu, so we also have to check if they are available for the 90 minutes, but they are both available. They were on the training pitch with us today.”

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