Timm Klose injury scare gives Daniel Farke a selection headache

PUBLISHED: 16:11 23 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:15 23 February 2018

Timm Klose is a major doubt for Bolton's visit. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Timm Klose is a major doubt for Bolton's visit. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Timm Klose is the latest injury doubt for Norwich City ahead of Saturday’s Championship home game against Bolton.

Klose is expected to miss out with a hamstring problem, for what is City’s third game in six days.

Daniel Farke revealed on Friday he will give Klose until the last minute to prove his fitness, but captain Ivo Pinto is back in the mix after sitting out the midweek 2-2 Championship draw against Wolves.

“There is a big question mark over Timm. He is very doubtful,” said Farke.

“He has had problems with his hamstring so we will make a pretty late decision. When you have many games, three in six days, the games have come a bit too quick.

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“It’s a small problem but we have options. Sean Raggett can come in and even Alex Tettey can play the role, or we could change formation.

“Both options are possible. It’s not so easy for Sean and Alex to come in and adapt immediately. I’m not too concerned because we are comfortable with both formations and flexible to change.

“Ivo is much better. He’s not ready for the starting line-up but has been training with us and will come back into the squad.

“We need his experience and we could bring him on. It’s great to have his leadership back.

“The lads have taken some hits. It was the first game in three weeks for Mario Vrancic and he had some cramp but he is not too bad.

“Moritz Leitner was really tired but has been in the ice bath over the last two days so he’s been able to recreate.

“All in all, things aren’t too bad. We aren’t totally fresh for tomorrow but it’s no excuse. Bolton have had a lot of load as well.”

Both Marcus Edwards and Wes Hoolahan are fit and available for selection.

Matt Jarvis is poised for a runout in the development squad’s Premier League Cup game on Monday against Bury.

Louis Thompson remains a longer term absentee with an Achilles injury.

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