Josh Sargent will be fit enough to feature in Norwich City's matchday squad for their Good Friday revenge mission against Plymouth Argyle as David Wagner vows to take no fitness gambles in their Championship run-in. 

City's top scorer withdrew from international duty with the USA due to an ankle complaint and has spent the majority of the break receiving treatment. 

Norwich have been forced to manage his fitness since his return at the start of the year. Sargent has been a crucial part of their side, netting 10 times in the 13 matches he's played since his comeback. 

Wagner offered a positive injury bulletin at his pre-match press conference on Thursday afternoon, with Sargent ready to return to action ahead of a schedule of three games in eight days. The same can't be said for club captain Grant Hanley.

"We are expecting him to be part of the matchday squad, yes," Wagner said on Sargent's fitness during his pre-match press call at Colney. 

"They were in the treatment room more or less the whole international break. He has trained a few sessions this week, not all of them, but we are used to it in recent weeks and months. We have to deal with the situation.

"Grant Hanley will be on an individual programme now until the end of April, then we hope he will be back as sharp and explosive as he was before."

With eight games remaining in the Championship campaign and City in pursuit of a top six place, few would forgive Wagner for taking risks with his players in order to get points - but the Canaries chief has ruled out any gambles in the weeks ahead. 

The Pink Un: David Wagner will take no risks with injuries in Norwich City's Championship run in.David Wagner will take no risks with injuries in Norwich City's Championship run in. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)

"In general, I'm not one of the managers who rush players back into team training or into game time. Very rarely does this happen," he said.

"If you are calm in these situations, it pays off, and this is what my experience is. This means for me there is not a real balance. There is a moment where the medical department say the fitness department can take over and then a moment the fitness department says that I can take over. Then I make the decision.

"Have I seen enough of them that we can involve them again? This is normally how the process works. We have benefited from this in the past and will do again in the future."