Date: 12th February 2019 at 3:08pm
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Mario Vrancic will miss three weeks with ankle ligament damage sustained in the East Anglian Derby on Sunday, Daniel Farke told the assembled media at Colney on Tuesday lunchtime at his pre-Preston press conference.

”Super” Mario was kicked time and time again by Ipswich before being forced off just before half-time, unable to continue. He was replaced by Alex Tettey for the second half and Tettey seems a likely replacement for Mario against PNE.

It’s tough luck on Vrancic, who has been excellent since he replaced the injured Moritz Leitner in December but Mo’s upcoming return could be very timely and whoever plays on Wednesday night will be desperate to stake their own claim for a regular place in the side.

In other team news, Todd Cantwell took a knock to his ankle during the fractious late stages of the derby game but should be okay to face Preston if needed.

Both Moritz Leitner and Timm Klose Are Back In training but this game will come too soon for either of them to be considered.

Almost the whole Norwich squad will travel to Preston and then stay in the North West with The Canaries’ next game being away at Bolton on Saturday, meaning it will be three games in six days for Daniel Farke’s men.

That’s tough for any team to handle and with Preston, you can expect a tough game against former City boss, Alex Neil’s play-off chasing side, who are in decent form. After a bad start to the season, they have become a decent team who can give anyone a game.

Looking ahead to Bolton, well, they’re fighting for their lives and were no pushovers at Carrow Road in December.

These two games both have “banana skin” written all over them but Farke is of course, well aware of that.


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2 Replies to “Norwich Midfielder Will Be Out For Three Weeks”

  • In my humble opinion, if Tettey replaces Vrancic, it means pushing Trybull further up to compensate for the creative output, but he isn’t in the Vrancic mould. I’d be worried that Tettey and Trybull would not provide enough of an attacking link to the front four and i think that showed against Ipswich, allowing them to dominate midfield. Preston are playing fluent football and we will need a box to box midfielder with an all round passing range. I love Tettey, but maybe McLean can get those forward passes off quicker? Should we go with the more defensive duo of Tettey and Trybull, as it’s a tough away game, or should we bring McLean in for either Tettey or Trybull to give us a forward spark? Or maybe even bring Cantwell into Vrancic’s role? Or do we change formation to compensate? Not Farke’s way from what we’ve seen. What choices for Farke! Coincidentally, what a humble attitude was displayed by AN in his pre-match interview. Some contrast to PL and AN was the one who was fired, rather than leaving of his own accord, when PL would probably have kept us up by staying. One thing is certain. If any fans have short memories, it is NOT city fans. It’s also a good job Ipswich fan’s don’t have short memories isn’t it? I wouldn’t take their history away from them but what would they have right now if they couldn’t remember it? Thank’s for what you did PL. We wouldn’t be where we are without your efforts. Good luck for the rest of the season but remember; whatever your feud with the club was; the fans and players, or even the current manager, do not deserve your hostility. I’m sorry this post got so long: it was only meant to be a few lines!!!

    • Can’t argue with any of that. Farke does have a big decision to make against PNE, as you say.
      As for Lambert, he lost control of himself and embarrassed himself too. A very poor way to sully his legacy here. For all the talk of PL being good in League One, he’s done nothing since he left us and without investment they could just as well go the way of Coventry rather than Norwich…

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