Norwich City boss Chris Hughton delivered a mixed injury bulletin on Thursday afternoon as the Canaries look to bounce back from their Capital One Cup heartache against Wigan in the Premier League this weekend.

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Alext Tettey (thigh) and Wes Hoolahan (groin) are back in contention after missing the 4-1 midweek defeat to Aston Villa. Defender Steven Whittaker (hip) will be assessed further on Friday, but the Scottish international has yet to train this week. Ryan Bennett (knee) and Andrew Surman (knee) are targeting potential comebacks for the pre-Christmas trip to West Brom and young Tottenham loan striker Harry Kane trained with the club today for the first time since breaking his foot earlier in the season.

“It was his first day back,” said Hughton, speaking at Colney. “He has completed about five days training in total, four of them with Tottenham. He is at the stage now where he has to keep developing his fitness. We have to determine over this next week or so when he is available for games. I think he has done a lot of good rehab.

“It’s good news for us. I feel for the lad because he came here with a real spring in his step. The good thing is he is young and the type of injury he had, he will make a full recovery from. Possibly for Christmas but it is too soon to assess yet. He needs a week’s training.”

Hughton revealed midfielder Surman would have been involved against Villa on Tuesday but for a niggling knee injury which has kept him out of action in recent weeks.

“It is not a big problem but he has a small issue with his knee which has dragged on a little bit longer than we thought,” he said. “At this moment he certainly won’t be available for this weekend. We are hoping he will be for West Brom. He is close. Unfortunately for Andrew, who has been very good since I came here, it is one taking a while longer than we thought. If Andrew had been fit he would have either been involved or playing (against Villa).”

Hughton is confident of the right response to City’s quarter-final exit against the Latics at Carrow Road this weekend.

“It wasn’t difficult to pick them up because we are on a good run at the minute,” he said. “We had managed to get ourselves into the quarter-finals of the cup competition and were probably just beaten on the day by a more clinical side. Certainly at 1-1, right up until the second goal, it was a close encounter but the chances were there for both teams. I think we have done well. I can’t fault the endeavours of the lads but it wasn’t to be. We have to get back to basics and continue the league form.”

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19 comments

  • Agreed Algarve, Bunn is a disaster waiting to happen. Not very good at all. But the really bad news is that Morison isn't injured. Gerald Steroo (you can call me Ged) Warm Regards.

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    Ged Steroo

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • I am pleased to see Harry Kane is back on the mend - he is a really good prospect and Spurs rate him highly. I am sure given the chance of a few games we will see that he is a good forward. Glad Tettey is back was a big miss against both Swansea and Villa - Did anyone notice ML of MOTD once again put Norwich down to lose??? He really does not like us does he?

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    kevin rymell

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • If we get Tettey, Wes and Turner back, that will be a start.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • My concern is still Mark Bunn. He is a great shot stopper but weak on crosses, and doesnt boss his box. He has given away 2 goals by spilling crosses. Tettey is essential...he is the midfield brain to Johnsons engine.

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    Algarve Canary

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • O no, Dead Steroids is back with his thoughtful insights!

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Btw, Wiv, Bunn is older than Ruddy too. As Swiss says, getting Wessi & Tetts back is key. Never thought I`d say it, but likewise Turner! Wonder if we`ll see Francomb on the bench again? Another btw, Singapore, we had 4 scorers vs Swanselona.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • And it had to be said twice!

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Don't get all the negativity about Bunn (with the exception of Ged Sterile - Plick). He was totally exposed for the goals on Tuesday and made multiple saves to keep us in the game before the last disastrous 10 minutes. I'm old enough to remember how pitching a young keeper in when Gunn got injured was a major contributer to relegation. Yes, Bunn isn't same level as Ruddy but neither are the 2 youngsters. Once Ruddy is back and Steer returns from his loan, it will presumably be the turn for Rudd. That's how he will get the experience. Going to be tough Saturday but then every game is.

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    Barry Rasberry

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Algarve`s assessment of Bunn`s recent performances pretty well sums it up. He seems to prefer to punch than catch at times. Not the 6 yard box presence that Ruddy has become - but was not when he first joined us. Bunn needs to improve that part of his game. Step up, Dave Watson..... or step in, Declan Rudd.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • O no, Dead Steroids is back with his thoughtful insights!

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • 3 points on Saturday and we'll be looking upwards towards Europe rather than over our shoulder at relegation. Tuesday night's result will be forgotten especially when we see Villa getting bogged down with fixtures in January. There's always time for an FA cup run! Let's get behind the lads on Saturday. OTBC!

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    Flying Canary

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • I agree with both Algarve and Swiss on the retuning players. Bunn does give cause for concern, it may be that if Turner is back it will bolster the defence. Tetty has been a big miss. Though against Swansea we had three different scorers and Bassong seems to be after the Canary Golden Boot I am still concerned we do not have the forward who will finish the good chances never mind the half chances. Mid-week result, well it was bound to happen, for me it is how we bounce back after defeat that will show the mind set of the players. OTBC

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    Jakarta (ex-Singapore) Canary

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • So true waclor ....sometimes home grown is best ...I would go down the Foster route because of experience but thinking it over, young Mr Rudd performed well the few times he had to step in OTBC

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    Jakarta (ex-Singapore) Canary

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Appears that Declan Rudd hasnt got enough experience, but hows he going to get it. Last season Hoots was playing young keeper who made the England squad, but for a reason has brought in bath Bunn who may be older than Declan but is age a great reason to pick your keeper.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Is Ged Scott an alter-ego of the Red Stooge, Y Yachtie? If so, who IS Ged Scott?? P`raps Hoots is "double bluffing", Timbo.....

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, December 15, 2012

  • Don't get all the negativity about Bunn (with the exception of Ged Sterile - Plick). He was totally exposed for the goals on Tuesday and made multiple saves to keep us in the game before the last disastrous 10 minutes. I'm old enough to remember how pitching a young keeper in when Gunn got injured was a major contributer to relegation. Yes, Bunn isn't same level as Ruddy but neither are the 2 youngsters. Once Ruddy is back and Steer returns from his loan, it will presumably be the turn for Rudd. That's how he will get the experience. Going to be tough Saturday but then every game is.

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    Barry Rasberry

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • One Declan Rudd there's only one Declan Rudd

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    waclor

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • @kevinrymell - every week I take note that the buffoon 'lawro' has us down for a defeat with no reasoning to back himself up. Also noted that Ged Scott was commentating for the bbc at the Hereford vs Chelmsford match on Tuesday night... More entertainment there than watching the binners I bet. OTBC

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    The Yellow Yachtie

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Crikey ! A full + frank injury report. Well done Hoots. But won't this give away our tactics to the oppostion? Never mind Ghana Dom. I'm sure you'll "get over it" ......

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    Timbo

    Friday, December 14, 2012

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