Date: 7th November 2019 at 1:53pm
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Daniel Farke delivered an upbeat injury update ahead of Friday night’s huge game at Carrow Road against Watford.

In general our injury situation is much better than the one we had to face a few weeks ago. Trybull and Hernandez have made a few spotted appearances whilst working up their fitness, so they’re coming back to full fitness. There are some good signs on our centre-back situation, Zimmermann is looking good in smaller parts of training. 

I have it on good authority, by the way, that Christoph Zimmermann could well be available for selection from Everton onwards, which would be a huge boost for the squad.

This is certainly the season’s first six pointer with both clubs clearly desperate for a win and the visitors having failed to win yet in the Premier League.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we don’t have one of those along come Norwich moments but it’s obviously staring us in the face.

The news yesterday that Mario Vrancic is finally available is also excellent news but don’t expect him to be starting just yet. Mario has had virtually no pre-season and he has barely played at all, so his fitness levels will most likely be well below par. Having him as an option from the bench though, as he gradually regains that all important fitness, will be another big boost for the team.

Daniel Farke also spoke about the importance of sticking together when times get tough, as they are at the moment.

It’s difficult for the supporters to follow our situation, as it is for us, but it is so important that we stick together in these games. I’m not jealous of Watford’s spending situation, because they are a permanent Premier League team, but it would be nice to be able to spend £30 million on a player in the Summer!

It’s always good to win home games, we really need to be successful tomorrow. It’s the Premier League, there’s no ‘easy’ game. Even tomorrow we are probably seen at having less than a 50% chance of winning the game, but we need to keep fighting and get as many wins as we can against the bigger clubs to survive in the Premier League.

You could see in the last few games, conceding a few too many goals, even attacking players have tried their hardest to get back and help defend. The player’s have to concentrate really hard on passing, even the easy passes. We noticed this against Man United. We need to have more physicality but it’s a fine balance between that and sticking to our game. It’s normal for young player’s to struggle with confidence, but a result would help.

Watford, as I said, are yet to win in the Premier League this season and should the visitors win this game then City will replace them as the bottom placed team in the table.

Things haven’t been going well since that amazing win over Manchester City and this represents an excellent chance to get that all important third win of the season.

Goodness knows we need it.

OTBC

 
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