Date: 9th April 2018 at 4:46pm
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Daniel Farke will make late decisions on some of his squad ahead of Tuesday`s trip to Sunderland (7.45pm) due to their recent heavy workload.

Talking to the assembled media at Colney on Monday lunchtime, Farke said he is wary of the strain as City play their fourth game in 12 days.

Alex Tettey is of course the most obvious concern but Farke also cited Harrison Reed, Ivo Pinto and Mario Vrancic as having played lots of minutes lately. He did add however, that he`s tempted to play the same team as he looks to win back to back League games for only the third time this season.

Marley Watkins is slowly recovering from illness and won`t be considered for this game, while Onel Hernandez is still out with a hamstring strain.

Moritz Leitner is available again, having had a watching brief from the bench on Saturday. With the score at 2-1, he was given the nod to get ready to come on, as City looked to retain possession with Villa buoyed after pulling a goal back.

He`d just taken his bib off when James Maddison notched the Canaries` third goal of the game, a goal that killed off Villa and made Daniel Farke change his mind. Mo sat back down and didn`t get to play in the end as City comfortably saw the game out.

Farke says that Leitner is fit for about 30 minutes, having recovered from his own recent hamstring troubles that saw him miss around a month of football. The sooner he is available again, the better.

Other than that, it seems as though the squad is relatively injury free with Tom Trybull and Marco Stiepermann on the comeback trail and Matt Jarvis and Louis Thompson still struggling with their long term injuries. There is a reasonable chance that all four could be able to play football again before the season`s end but likely that only Tom and Marco will be anywhere near the first team.

You can catch all the detail from the presser on Twitter @NorwichCityFC

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