Drury provides injury boost

CHRIS WISE Nigel Worthington received a spot of bright news from the treatment room yesterday as fears over Adam Drury's knee injury eased. The long-serving full-back twisted his right knee in training on Friday and missed Saturday's 3-2 Coca-Cola Championship home defeat by Watford.

CHRIS WISE

Norwich City boss Nigel Worthington received a spot of bright news from the treatment room yesterday as fears over Adam Drury's knee injury eased.

The long-serving full-back twisted his right knee in training on Friday and missed Saturday's 3-2 Coca-Cola Championship home defeat by Watford.

Afterwards, Worthington confirmed that Drury was due to see a specialist in order to assess the extent of the injury.


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Given Norwich's wretched record on that front this season, it was all too easy to fear that the Canary defender would join the list of long-term injured littering Neal Reynolds' treatment room.

Yesterday, however, such fears were allayed by Reynolds himself.

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“At the moment we are just continuing to monitor it, but it's nothing serious,” he said.

“It's settling down really quickly and we'll just see how it goes over the next couple of days.”

Meanwhile, the Canaries are keeping their fingers crossed over the fitness of in-form Paul McVeigh, who picked up an ankle knock after taking his goal tally to six in eight games at the weekend. The little Irishman was replaced by Ian Henderson midway through the second half of the home defeat against Watford and is by no means certain to be fit for City's next game, at Reading next Tuesday.

“It's a bit up and down at the moment so we will just have to see what he is like nearer the weekend,” said Worthington.

With no game on Saturday because of Norwich's traditional early FA Cup exit, they do at least have a week's breathing space before trying to revive their flagging Championship play-off hopes with a trip to runaway leaders Reading next Tuesday night when - in an ideal world - City will not only have a fit and refreshed set of players to call on but also a couple of completely fresh faces if the transfer window can yield fruit.

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