Norwich’s midfield duo Anthony Pilkington and Alex Tettey are ‘touch and go’ to face Fulham in Saturday’s Premier League encounter at Carrow Road.

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City chief Chris Hughton confirmed on Thursday afternoon at Colney neither have trained following international withdrawals with hamstring and knee problems respectively. Pilkington was poised for his first cap with the Republic of Ireland for their 2-0 Dublin friendly win over Poland which saw team mate Wes Hoolahan open his goal account for the Irish. Tettey did not link up with Norway for their midweek game against Ukraine but Hughton revealed City’s medical staff will continue to monitor the pair’s fitness. England U21 defender Ryan Bennett did train on Thursday following his withdrawal from Stuart Pearce’s squad for the 4-0 win over Sweden’s U21s at Walsall.

Hughton delivered a clean bill of health on Norwich’s other international contingent with Hoolahan and Scottish pair Robert Snodgrass and Russell Martin back in Norfolk after midweek duty.

“All the boys who were away are fine and have reported in for training. It is normal that they come in today but they are all fit and available,” said Hughton. “Ryan’s injury was the lesser of the three other lads and he was able to do something today. Pilkington didn’t train today and neither did Alex Tettey. We are assessing them still but at this stage we certainly haven’t ruled them out for the weekend. Both will be touch and go.

New US-loan signing Kei Kamara also trained with his Norwich team mates for the first time today, but Hughton hinted Fulham’s weekend visit is likely to come too early for the Sporting Kansas City frontman.

“We’ll assess that overnight and tomorrow. We have to make the right decisions. We have not brought him for one or two games but to make an impact for the rest of the season,” he said. “We could perhaps throw him in but on the other side we have to do the right thing. He is here for a period of time.”

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  • canaryjon, while forwardslash does not figure in Archant`s typographical lexicon, back\slash does. It does the same job\task. ;-) If we DID get 34 wins (over the entire season) we`d surely be Champs! mjc75, what you say about Moro`s "Main Man" attitude echoes precisely what a Millwall-supporter pal of mine said about him when he signed for us. If both Tettey & Pilks are out, Hoots may have to try a change in formation. "Diamond?". I just worry that Fox has had so little game time and Howson hasn`t looked convincing when he has played. Surman was poor vs Luton after his long lay-off. I think a fully match fit Fox would partner BJ or Tetts very effectively - provided we have the best available back four in action. Which must be Bassong, Whitaker, Cafu & Garrido?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, February 8, 2013

  • Of course if Morro had tried that bit harder , or put a bit more effort in to making us believe that he was trying , then maybe he would have a more productive time with city . He comes across as the type of player that if he's not the main man , then he's not interested . We've got Holty and he's the main man , Morro knew this and couldn't handle it . Tough , have fun with Colin and the lower leagues .

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    mjc75

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

  • These injuries provide the perfect opportunity to pair up Foxy with BJ,have Hoolahoops and Snod in midfield and play Becchio alongside Holty up front.We are at home and need to seize the initiative and be a little more attacking,will CH go for it,I somehow doubt it but really feel we must play Becchio alongside Holty and in place of,even Holt seems to suggest CH might rotate which is not a good sign in my book.Lets play both of them certainly at home with Special K on the bench when fit.The sooner we get 34 more wins the better,can be a lot harder to get 9-12 draws for the same points.Lets go for it.

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    canaryjon

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

  • Can't see Pilks or Tettey playing. If Howson and Bechio come in we'll have all 4 Leeds old boys playing. Just like ex Bournemouth players in the John Bond days!

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    canarydownunder

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

  • On a different note, I watched Steve Morison's interview on Leeds Utd T.V. regarding his switch to the club. He said that apparently he felt like a 'glorified spectator' at Norwich, and that he is going to win over the Leeds fans with his 'unpredictability'..

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    wisemanthree

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

  • I did say 3-4 more wins and not 34 more wins before anybody picks it up and questions my maths as well as sanity,also should read Becchio alongside Holty and NOT in place of.OTBC.

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    canaryjon

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

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