Grant pleased to have Canaries squad up and running
JONATHAN REDHEAD Norwich City boss Peter Grant today reported a clean bill of health ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fifth round clash with Chelsea.
Norwich City boss Peter Grant today reported a clean bill of health ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fifth round clash with Chelsea.
The Canaries manager admitted there were some tired legs after the 120 minute epic against Blackpool on Tuesday night, but said no one had picked up any fresh injuries.
"If it had been a league game there might have been one or two struggling but they've all made miraculous recoveries," he joked. "There's a lot of tired legs though, there's no doubt about that, but they're all bright and breezy this morning."
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It means only long-term injury victims Robert Earnshaw and Luke Chadwick are unavailable for selection. New Scottish duo Mark Fotheringham and Simon Lappin are also available after being ineligible for the last round.
Grant added that he will monitor veteran Dion Dublin's fitness after the 37-year-old played the full game against the Seasiders.
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"With Dion Dublin it's always a matter of managing him," he said. "For me the most important thing is the league."
Grant said he had done his homework on Chelsea and was sure Jose Mourinho's men would be fully briefed on his side too.
"There's no doubt they will respect us," he said.