Tom Trybull will miss the remaining two games of the season with the ankle injury that he sustained at Stoke last Sunday, Daniel Farke told the assembled media at Colney on Friday lunchtime.
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He will see a specialist in London on Tuesday and Farke hopes to keep Super Tom smiling with a win, although who replaces him is a big decision for the City Head Coach.
“The real option in defensive midfield is Alex Tettey but he has missed a lot of football. Louis Thompson could also play in this role but he has missed a lot of games.
We will see what we do tomorrow.”
Farke later added though that Louis Thompson will not be in the match day squad and he will play for the U23s tonight.
Ahead of Saturday night’s last home game of the season against Blackburn Rovers (7.30pm), Farke says that the mood is good and that the squad are keen to get the single point that they need to confirm promotion but that what they really want is all three.
He said that he expects Sheffield United to get three points at home to Ipswich tomorrow afternoon, a game that would appear to be the football equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel but that City’s own game is not going to be one big party.
Blackburn are a tough opponent and in the return fixture back in December, it took a solitary, very late, Teemu Pukki goal to get a win at Ewood Park.
City have drawn their last four games, after a run of eight wins in a row before that. A few fans have questioned whether or not the players have lost focus but Farke denies this.
“The players haven’t lost the ground under their feet. We have lots of experienced lads and they keep the young lads in check. We have handled the pressure in a really good way and we’ve always delivered.”
“I always try and be honest with my players. We know we only need one point but it’s very neccessary, because the goals and points could swing in Leeds’ favour.
We know we have to be fully switched on.”
As an aside, tomorrow night’s game will see the Barry Butler Memorial Trophy awarded to the player of the season prior to kick off and there is a free bottle of beer for the first 3000 fans through the turnstiles courtesy of Woodfordes and our friends at Along Come Norwich and Barclay End Norwich have a little surprise for us as well.
Plenty of reasons to get there early.
ON THE BALL CITY!!!