Painful defeat as Klose finally makes his Basel debut

Timm Klose in pre-season action for Norwich prior to his Basel loan switch
Picture: Paul Chesterton

Timm Klose in pre-season action for Norwich prior to his Basel loan switch Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Timm Klose was finally able to make his debut for Basel and it proved an eventful evening, with the defender fearing he’s broken bones in his left hand.

The 32-year-old joined his boyhood club in October, on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent move, but a positive Covid-19 test had forced him to isolate.

His first appearance came on Saturday during a 2-1 defeat at Bern Young Boys, with his hand being bandaged up after a collision during the game. He also survived a penalty claim for handball and was outpaced for the winner after the hosts had countered quickly.

It was Klose’s first Swiss Super League appearance since leaving FC Thun for German club Nürnberg in 2011, having previously been an academy player for Basel.

The Switzerland international played the opening hour of City’s 3-1 loss at Luton in the League Cup first round in September but limped off with a dead leg and didn’t feature in the Championship prior to his exit, having seen last season ruined by a serious knee injury.


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