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Vadis Ofoe ruled out of Norwich City’s festive plans

15:14 18 December 2014

Vadis Odijdja-Ofoe has been ruled out of Norwich City

Vadis Odijdja-Ofoe has been ruled out of Norwich City's festive Championship push. Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

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Norwich City’s Belgian international midfielder Vadis Ofoe has been ruled out of the club’s festive plans to fully recover from a knee injury.

Ofoe has not played since damaging knee ligaments on his full league debut for the Canaries in October’s 0-0 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

The 25-year-old saw a specialist in Belgium last week after suffering a setback in his fitness bid and City boss Neil Adams confirmed on Thursday at Colney he is adopting a no risk strategy with the powerful midfielder.

“We still have a tiny concern about his knee so he is probably going to be out for seven to 10 days,” he said. “It’s not serious and we hope he will be back soon after Christmas but not involved this weekend. Everybody else is okay.”

Ryan Bennett played 90 minutes in Wednesday’s development league draw against Liverpool’s Under-21s to step up his recovery from ankle surgery. Mark Bunn, Ignasi Miquel and Javier Garrido were also involved in the 1-1 Carrow Road draw at home to the Reds.

“It was important to get those lads through the game. Ryan played 70 minutes at the weekend in a practice match and then the full game the other night,” said Adams. “Mark was another one who needed minutes after his injury. All I was looking for was how they would cope with the latter stages of the game and whether they would need to be substituted. They have proved themselves now. They had trained and the other thing they need now is game-time. They are all available.”

Adams admits City head to Derby this weekend in buoyant mood after hammering Huddersfield 5-0 last Saturday.

“It’s obviously great to get those type of results and it gives everyone a huge boost, myself included,” he said. “It was a very good performance in the second half, and off the back of the Wigan victory, it sends us into the game with loads of confidence and our tails up in the air.

“You can remain positive but results are everything. You’d take a bad performance and a win, of course you would, but obviously the manner of last week’s game when we played exceptionally well and scored goals for fun to win the game like that gives you a double lift.”

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11 comments

  • …..There has to be answer to this 'Father Christmas' carry on!...I've sent my letter to him and asked that Norwich City get maximum points over the Festive Season!....I've also just struggled to get up off my knees after having a few moments of prayer to you know who!.... Any one knows what Amanda Holden is doing over Christmas?...If I get both of my wishes, I shall remain a believer for time eternal!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Friday, December 19, 2014

  • Yes Cutty, I do. So, Dear Santa, could you possibly see your way to making sure that Norwich City Football Club get at least six points from their three festive fixtures, and please spare the head curate of Stalham from getting too slaughtered by both the local and national press

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Friday, December 19, 2014

  • It's all a matter of opinion Stew. Personally I don't believe there's a Reverend in Stalham.

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    waclor

    Friday, December 19, 2014

  • Bill do you realise that the outcome of these two games is now dependant on whether you've been naughty or nice.

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    cutty

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • Hilarious about the Vicar telling the Kids Santa Claus is just a fairy story , as that is how she makes her living , peddling another lot of preposterous fairy stories . As for Vadis' knee , let us hope this doesn't turn into Wolfswinkel Mk2 .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • Really Stew, you take the biscuit sometimes. Just a few days ago, I wrote to Santa to see if he could arrange wins against Derby and Millwall. Now you and that 'blessed' vicar have ruined everything. And the whole country knows about it. How could you

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • …..did you see on another story that a Rev in Stalham reckons that there is ' No Father Christmas!'...Terrible news if that is true!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • .....Do they still get a Turkey for a Christmas present?.....What's that? ....Only if they are fit enough to collect it!.....No consideration , some of these clubs!....But we will report in fit, and hope we're not picked!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • Colin wasn't that Leroy Fer? Or did they both have dodgy knees?

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    waclor

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • All sing now: Is he Gerry? Is he Gerry? Is he Gerry Howshall in disguise? Is he Gerry Howshall in disguise?

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    waclor

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • It was his knee that prevented his loan move to Everton 30 months or so ago

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    Colin

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

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