PRESSER LIVE: Norwich City v Cardiff City - Krul out; Rupp fit for duty

Emiliano Buendia of Norwich City and Head Coach Daniel Farke after Championship win at Reading

Daniel Farke will need Emi Buendia at his creative best again for the Championship visit of Cardiff City - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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

Tim Krul (thigh) remains out, with the experienced keeper now set for a course of injections after a further scan on the thigh problem that has kept him out since the win at Stoke City last month. City will continue to assess the Dutch international ahead of the festive swing.

Midfielder Lukas Rupp (hamstring) is poised to be available this weekend after returning to training on Thursday. 

Farke confirmed there are no fresh injury concerns from the players who were on duty at Reading in a midweek 2-1 league win that kept the Canaries top.

Ben Gibson (calf) and Przemyslaw Placheta (hamstring) will be out for another game after picking up injuries in the recent 2-1 comeback win against Sheffield Wednesday.

Xavi Quintilla (hip) is back in light training and currently undergoing his quarantine period after returning from Spain. The left back could return to team training next Tuesday.

Onel Hernandez (adductor), Sam Byram (hamstring), Adam Idah (knee) and Bali Mumba (knee) are not expected to be in contention until early in the new year. Hernandez is also in light training and Farke previously suggested he might be back in team training before the end of the year.

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

Farke spoke to the media remotely from Colney. 

• Recap the main lines from the press conference in the window above,  with full reaction and build up to City’s Championship game against the Bluebirds throughout the day on pinkun.com

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