REPLAY: Watch Stiepermann's return for City's Under-23s
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Marco Stiepermann featured in Norwich City Under-23s' feisty 2-0 Premier League Two defeat against Leeds United's Under-23s at Colney on Friday afternoon as he stepped up his return from a virus.
The attacking midfielder has not been part of the first team set up for the Canaries since December 19 in a 2-0 Championship win against Cardiff after he was eventually diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus.
Stiepermann has now recovered from the immune system virus and started against Leeds in a home side that also featured Bali Mumba, Josh Martin and Melvin Sitti.
French midfielder Sitti was dismissed along with Reece McAlear for the hosts. Leeds maintained their 10-point lead at the top of the table with Max Dean and Crysencio Summerville on target in the second half.