City Q&A: Farke’s selection headache

Norwich City return to Championship action this weekend at Middlesbrough Picture: Paul Chesterton/Fo

Norwich City return to Championship action this weekend at Middlesbrough Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Curse avoided but can Daniel Farke get the better of Championship manager-of-the-month Neil Warnock this weekend when Norwich City resume their promotion quest?

The vastly experienced Warnock got the nod after guiding the Teessiders to seventh in the early standings on the back of four wins and two draws in October. Norwich head to the north-east the other side of one more round of international fixtures seven unbeaten, and buoyed by the manner of that last home victory against Swansea.

City can expect Warnock’s side to present a different type of challenge. Would you look to hand Bali Mumba a bigger role, after his match-changing cameo against the Swans or is it too soon in the teenager’s development? Farke looks to have some tough selection dilemmas over the coming days. With Grant Hanley and Ben Gibson expected to be passed fit what is the strongest looking centre back pairing available? Plus Lukas Rupp and Todd Cantwell add further competition to a hot area of Farke’s squad.

Norwich stay on the road after Middlesbrough when they travel to another upwardly mobile former Premier League outfit in Stoke City. That should bring a reunion with Angus Gunn who is on loan from Southampton. How big do the next two league tussles feel in the context of the promotion scrap?

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