PRESSER: Man City v Canaries - Zimbo a doubt; Omobamidele available
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Daniel Farke previewed Norwich City’s Premier League trip to Manchester City - and we had all the key lines first from a video chat with the boss at Colney.
Farke provided a full fitness update, and then set about mapping out a case for the Canaries to try and upset the champions, ahead of their opening home league game of the new season.
Andrew Omobamidele (tonsillitis) is available after being absent from the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool. But Christoph Zimmermann is now a doubt after missing training on Tuesday and Wednesday due to illness.
Jordan Hugill did not make the matchday squad for the Reds, along with Onel Hernandez, but both are available this weekend.
Przemyslaw Placheta is again absent as he recovers from Covid. Farke also confirmed Friday night's development game will come too soon for Sam Byram, although the left back has done some training sessions with the under-23s.
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The Citizens will be able to call on £100m man Jack Grealish, while Kyle Walker and Kevin de Bruyne were both only on the bench for last Sunday's 1-0 Premier League defeat at Spurs. Pep Guardiola revealed at his press call on Friday de Bruyne is a fitness doubt with an ankle issue.
• Recap the press conference in the window below, with full reaction and build up to City’s game against Manchester City throughout the rest of the day on pinkun.com