David Wagner insists Norwich City will handle Jon Rowe’s injury lay-off, as the Championship run-in hots up.

Wagner will update on the result of scans to assess the full extent of the England Under-21 international's hamstring injury following Tuesday's Carrow Road tussle against Watford.

Rowe is definitely out of the Hornets' visit, and Wagner's tone at Colney on Monday suggested he is braced for his top scorer to be out for weeks.

The 20-year-old was forced off in the closing stages of the 2-2 weekend league draw at QPR.

City sanctioned a transfer window exit for fellow wide player Przemyslaw Placheta last month, along with a Football League loan move for Tony Springett, but Onel Hernandez and Christian Fassnacht are in the frame to compete for a start alongside Borja Sainz.

“Obviously, every injury hurts. But if it's your top scorer, it hurts maybe even a little bit more,” said Wagner. “Injuries are part of the game. Even if the transfer window is closed it doesn't mean we will not have any further injuries.

"We will deal with this, we have to, obviously we have some options in the wide areas as well. And if we only speak about weeks and not months, I think this is something where we, and everyone, has to deal with it.”

Rowe’s late injury exit at Loftus Road compounded the frustration at dropping two points in the club's promotion quest.

But Wagner dismissed the idea that heaps more pressure on beating Watford, and Cardiff, at home over the coming days.

“I would not say there is more pressure on this game rather than the QPR game or the Coventry game or Hull or Leeds away,” he said. “We are in a results-driven business. If you make the decision to work in professional football then pressure is part of the game.

"At the minute everything is tight, but the players are in good form and good confidence. A point was not what we wanted, but we take it, and now we meet a top side.

“I think it's okay if there's a little bit of frustration about only getting point, after being 1-0 down away from home. If you draw away from home it means exactly that you have to win your home games.

"This is our aim under the floodlights at Carrow Road. We can take a little bit of the frustration out in this game.”