WATCH: Gallery & footage as Norwich City find their pre-season groove at Colney

Pre-season kicks up a notch for Norwich City this afternoon when they take on Arminia Bielefeld Pict

Pre-season kicks up a notch for Norwich City this afternoon when they take on Arminia Bielefeld Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Take in our footage and images as Norwich City open their Colney doors to pre-season training, ahead of their Germany tour and Premier League return.

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Manageable humidity, cloud cover and a freshness in the air. As far as the opening 20 minutes of a double session pre-season training day goes, the Colney conditions could have been far worse.

Keenly watched by Daniel Farke and instructed by his first-team coaching staff, a rare opportunity to watch and observe the start of training was in reality nothing more than a warm-up - the sort you'd see ahead of any match. And we all know not to judge a team by their warm-up.

Still, these are exciting times. The first chance to see how Norwich City's players have returned from their summer break, who is already looking eager to impress and the early mood in the camp.

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Tim Krul. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Tim Krul. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

For the record, those missing from Wednesday's morning session were merely given a breather before getting their go in the afternoon: Mario Vrancic, Timm Klose, Alex Tettey and Todd Cantwell being the quartet you won't find in any footage from the open drills.


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Meanwhile on the pitch behind, sporting director Stuart Webber was keeping a watching brief on an Under-23 session that included winger Ben Marshall - another nod to the former Wolves and Blackburn man not being in contention for first-team duty this coming season.

The impressive academy and gym buildings are open but the redevelopment and landscaping work is still weeks from completion. Yet it's already enough to show how far City have come in the last two years off the pitch.

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Head coach, Daniel Farke. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Head coach, Daniel Farke. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

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Norwich City football team training at Colney. Adam Idah. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Adam Idah. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

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Norwich City football team training at Colney. Emi Buendia. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Emi Buendia. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Daniel Farke wants more additions at Norwich City. Picture: Denise Bradley

Daniel Farke wants more additions at Norwich City. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Onel Hernandez, centre left. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Onel Hernandez, centre left. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Josip Drmic. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Josip Drmic. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Head coach, Daniel Farke. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Head coach, Daniel Farke. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Teemu Pukki, second right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Teemu Pukki, second right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City players training at Colney Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City players training at Colney Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Tim Krul. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Tim Krul. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Michael McGovern. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Michael McGovern. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Tim Krul. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Tim Krul. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Adam Idah, second right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Adam Idah, second right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Adam Idah, centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Adam Idah, centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Adam Idah, second right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Adam Idah, second right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Adam Idah, centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Adam Idah, centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Adam Idah, centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Adam Idah, centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann, with Tim Krul, left. Pictur

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann, with Tim Krul, left. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City play their first friendly on English soil this evening, with a behind closed doors visi

Norwich City play their first friendly on English soil this evening, with a behind closed doors visit from Championship side Brentford at Colney Training Centre. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Teemu Pukki and head coach, Daniel Farke. Picture: DE

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Teemu Pukki and head coach, Daniel Farke. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Head coach, Daniel Farke. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Head coach, Daniel Farke. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Grant Hanley, left, and Teemu Pukki. Picture: DENISE

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Grant Hanley, left, and Teemu Pukki. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Dennis Srbeny, left, and Grant Hanley. Picture: DENIS

Norwich City football team training at Colney. Dennis Srbeny, left, and Grant Hanley. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Kenny McLean and his team-mates are yet to get a public outing Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Kenny McLean and his team-mates are yet to get a public outing Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

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