Alex Tettey is a major injury doubt for Norwich City’s Championship test against Burton Albion
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Alex Neil confirmed on Friday afternoon he will make a late decision on Alex Tettey's fitness for Saturday's Championship home game against Burton at Carrow Road.
Tettey has missed City's last two league and cup wins with a hip injury suffered in the last home league win over Wigan and Neil will take no chances with his Norwegian international. Fellow midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu (foot) is also a doubt.
'Alex will be a last minute decision,' said Neil. 'He has not fully recovered from his hip injury, however, he is out working on the grass and is slowly recovering. He is not far away. Youssouf's foot is a bit tender. He has been nursing that over the last week so we'll see where we are with him.'
Neil also provided an update on longer term injury casualty Matt Jarvis, who underwent knee surgery in the summer.
'He is doing weight-bearing stuff now,' said Neil. 'He has had surgery to his knee but he is back on his feet but he will be out for a length of time, He is doing some work but it will be a gradual process.'
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The City chief faces a number of major selection dilemmas for the Brewers' visit after a much-changed side beat Premier League Everton 2-0 in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.
'I think it is going to be the hardest selection of the season so far,' said Neil. 'It is always difficult because all that happens is that game during the week makes everyone else aware of in people's minds about some of the guys who've not been playing recently and how good they can be. I see them on a daily basis so it is easier for me.
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'The fact they beat a Premier League team and in the manner they did is credit to all the, but what we can't forget is the other boys who have won three on the bounce in the league.
'There is certainly a delicate balance to be struck, in terms of selection and reading into performances. I just have to pick the side that I feel is the best one to win the game but I have a group of 22, 23 players who should be pretty pleased with themselves and there is a good mood about the place.'