Alex Tettey will travel with the squad to Elland Road as Norwich take on old Championship foes Leeds United on Saturday.
“Alex Tettey will travel with us,” said Daniel Farke, when he spoke to the assembled press from Colney at his usual pre-match press conference
“Tom [Trybull] is back now, Harrison Reed has been very good in recent games and Mario Vrancic has improved a lot – he was our best player against Cardiff.
“We have lots of options now [in our midfield] and it`s a good problem to have.”
Alex Tettey was the catalyst for a defensive run that saw City keep five clean sheets in a row as they made their way to sixth place in autumn. His enforced lay-off with injury coincided with a turgid 7 game run without a win that City only managed to shake last weekend against Sheffield Wednesday.
His return is timely as City finally get towards having a fully fit squad, or very near it at least.
With Harrison Reed having played so well recently, it seems unlikely that Tettey will be reunited with Tom Trybull in the defensive two as soon as the Leeds game, particularly with Mario Vrancic having upped his game of late as well.
It`s safe to say though, that a player who was seemingly surplus to requirements in the summer, will still have a big part to play this season.
In other injury news, Steven Naismith could be back in the squad over Christmas and Jamal Lewis is very close to the squad. That`s good news because left back is a position that we have struggled in, in my opinion. James Husband (who is also nearing full fitness again) has looked good in fits and starts but had a tough start to life in Canary Yellow.
Marco Stiepermann has been more reliable but looked off the pace last weekend against the Owls when I thought he played as badly as I`ve seen him. That could be just a blip and it`s worth remembering that Marco is a midfielder by trade and not a specialist left back.