After a gruesome start to their Premier League campaign especially in the physio room, Norwich City is starting to get their playing squad healthy and rearing to go. No international players were injured – at least that we know of – during the break and for example Teemu Pukki seems to still be able to find the net. It all looks rather good for the Norwich’s visit at Bournemouth this Saturday in the hunt of all-important points fighting against the relegation.
Norwich conceded five goals against Aston Villa and two goals at Crystal Palace, so getting back their number one keeper Tim Krul should be a big boost. While Northern-Ireland international Michael McGovern can’t be blamed for Villa banging in five, he started as the 3rd keeper behind Krul and Ralf Fahrmann so it is a relief to get the commanding Dutchman back between the pipes.
Another key player returning from the sidelines is the experienced midfielder, Norway international Alex Tettey. While he is not the flashiest of players, his presence on the field makes everything easier for the rest of the squad. Hard working midfielder was forced off against Burnley with a muscle issue, but is now ready to start if needed.
For Daniel Farke, it’s like a bunch of new players would’ve joined the team after a long absence. Bosnia-Herzegovina international Mario Vrancic is set to feature after calf injury which kept him out for September – he has only stepped on the field as a sub for 15 minutes this season. Vrancic was one of the key players in securing the promotion to Premier League last season, so Farke is understandably delighted with the creative midfielder being healthy once again.
Returning to the squad from injuries are also Onel Hernandez and Tom Trybull, while internationals Teemu Pukki and Josip Drmic return unscathed from their duties as do youngsters Max Aarons, Todd Cantwell and Adam Idah. It might still not be easy for Norwich and Farke to fight their way out of the relegation battle, but at least with the injury crisis over they’re given a fair chance to do so.