Date: 25th August 2017 at 3:15pm
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Nelson Oliveira is likely to be fit for the Canaries’ trip to Millwall, Head Coach Daniel Farke told the assembled media at Colney on Friday lunchtime.

Farke explained that the Portuguese international has trained this week and unless he has a reaction to training on Friday, he should be ready to lead the attack against the Lions on Saturday (3pm).

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Oliveira has been struggling with a groin problem and was only able to start on the bench last week against Villa. He came off the bench and grabbed his customary goal before suffering a reaction to the 20 minutes he played. Farke rested him completely in mid-week for the EFL Cup game against Charlton and that seems to have done the trick.

It’s good news on a personal note too, after Nelson received his first international call up for two years, on Thursday.

More good news comes in the shape of Ivo Pinto, who says that he is returning to full match fitness after missing the bulk of pre-season.

Marley Watkins and Marcel Franke should also both be available.

However, after giving you the positive news, here’s the negative news.

Cameron Jerome will not travel with the squad as he continues to struggle with a groin/hip problem. That again highlights how light we are up top, should both Nelson and Cam suffer injuries at the same time.

There is though some more positive news about Timm Klose.

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Timm has trained with the first team today for the first time in six weeks and although Millwall will come too soon for him, he is on his way back and that is very good news because Zimmermann and Franke could do with some help.

You can read Daniel Farke’s comments from today’s Colney presser by clicking here


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