PRESSER LIVE: Farke’s fitness bulletin ahead of City’s trip to Stoke
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Daniel Farke is set to provide his latest injury bulletin this afternoon, ahead of Championship leaders Norwich City heading to Stoke on Tuesday night.
The Canaries claimed top spot with a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough on Saturday, with Teemu Pukki replacing the injured Jordan Hugill at half-time and scoring the crucial penalty, having been left on the bench initially due to his international exertions with Finland.
Hugill hurt his shoulder and was due to be assessed, while midfielder Lukas Rupp also saw his hamstring issue flare up during the closing stages at the Riverside Stadium and Emi Buendia also appeared to hobble off.
Hugill’s absence would leave Pukki as the only fit striker, with Adam Idah out until February with a knee injury picked up while on duty with the Republic of Ireland.
Left-back is the other area of focus, with Xavi Quintilla’s hip issue keeping him out for a fifth game and midfielder Jacob Sorensen having to continue as cover, after Bali Mumba was also ruled out until February by a knee injury, after getting his studs caught in the turf while turning in training.
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Todd Cantwell was due to return from an ankle injury at Boro but pulled out with hip pain felt in training on Friday and is another player City fans are waiting for news on.
That’s on top of full-back Sam Byram (hamstring), midfielder Kieran Dowell (ankle) and Onel Hernandez (groin) all being out until January following surgery on their respective injuries.
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Farke named two keepers on the bench at Boro, with youngster Daniel Barden joining Michael McGovern on the bench, and young Scottish midfielder Reece McAlear was also involved for his first Championship game - after a return to nine substitutes being named and five being able to come on during this hectic season.
Stoke are seventh and won 4-3 at home to Huddersfield on Saturday to make it three wins from four games for Michael O’Neill’s team.
- The press conference is scheduled to start at 1.15pm, you can follow all the updates in the live blog above