Dean Smith previewed Norwich City’s Championship trip to Reading on Tuesday - and we had all the key lines first direct from Colney with the boss.

City make a swift return to action at the Royals after beating Blackpool 1-0 at the weekend to stay second on 23 points, one place and two points better off than Paul Ince's squad.

Smith provided a fitness update on those who featured at Bloomfield Road.

Grant Hanley needed 'a couple of stitches' in a wound but Smith reported no fitness or injury concerns from those on duty at the weekend.

Hanley and Andrew Omobamidele played the full game after sitting out the international period for their countries with shoulder and groin issues respectively.

Todd Cantwell was not involved at Blackpool after Smith reported a quad issue in the build up. Cantwell is scheduled to train later on Monday, and Smith will then make a decision on his potential involvement for the Royals' trip.

Isaac Hayden is back running, Smith confirmed on Monday morning, after being advised to rest for 10 days following a recent check up with parent club Newcastle that detected an 'effusion' or swelling on the knee.

The Magpies' midfielder has yet to make a competitive appearance for the Canaries, who he joined on an initial season long loan.

Liam Gibbs made a late second half appearance in his first outing since damaging his ankle at Sunderland on August 27.

Recap the key lines from the press conference, with full reaction and build up on Pink Un+ to the Royals' trip.