PRESSER LIVE: Norwich City v Bristol City - Pukki still out, Krul set to return

Teemu Pukki scored twice at Bristol City earlier this season but missed out at the weekend with a side strain injury

Teemu Pukki scored twice at Bristol City earlier this season but missed out at the weekend with a side strain injury - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Daniel Farke previewed Norwich City’s Championship home game against Bristol City - and we had all the key lines first from a video chat with the boss at Colney.

Teemu Pukki is not fit to return from the side strain injury that kept him out at Cardiff. Farke indicated he will also miss this weekend's FA Cup tie in a bid to be back for the Championship game against Middlesbrough on January 30.

Krul, however, is on course to be back on Wednesday after returning to team training on Sunday following his positive test for coronavirus and a period of self-isolation. 

Christoph Zimmermann (hip) is also still out for Bristol's visit after his injury exit in the recent FA Cup third round win. The big centre back had originally been expected to be in contention, but Farke indicated on Tuesday he is now looking at this weekend's fourth round trip to Barnsley.

Bali Mumba and Xavi Quintilla are now in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus last week. 

Lukas Rupp and Josh Martin missed out at Cardiff with flu like symptoms but are back in contention for Bristol City.

Marco Stiepermann has now been diagnosed with Epstein Barr virus after visiting a specialist. The attacking midfielder will only come back into Farke's thoughts once his immune system has fully recovered.

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Sam Byram (hamstring) and Adam Idah (knee) remain sidelined, while Michael McGovern is expected to be out for 10 to 12 weeks following recent hamstring surgery.

Idah is also out of his period of self-isolation following his positive coronavirus test but still not under consideration as he completes his original rehab.

Moritz Leitner and Josip Drmic are not part of the plans. 

Farke spoke to the media remotely from Colney. 

• Recap the press conference in the window below, with full reaction and build up to City’s game against the Robins throughout the rest of the day on pinkun.com

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