Super Tom Trybull ready to hit it hard again
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Tom Trybull's injury-enforced absence may have been a blessing in disguise.
Trybull's impressive displays in central midfield were a stand-out feature of Norwich City's long unbeaten run, but the German's form had dipped before a back problem forced a spell on the sidelines.
Trybull missed the Championship games against Preston and Cardiff in the past fortnight but head coach Daniel Farke hinted on Friday the 24-year-old is poised to return to the fold against Sheffield Wednesday.
'To be honest, he had a lot of load on him at the beginning,' said Farke. 'He had no pre-season and had to be there each and every minute and in a position where he must struggle a lot and there is a lot of duels.
'The last two or three games before his injury you got the feeling he felt a little bit tired. Perhaps the body needed a break and for that I hope it will help him to come back in that brilliant shape he was in before the start of his run.
'He is a good option for the starting XI.'
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Farke is also getting good vibes Nelson Oliveira's goal drought is coming to an end.
The City striker has gone six league and cup games without a goal prior to the Owls' visit.
'In a striker's life it's sometimes like this. Sometimes you can't explain why, but you have to trust yourself and work a lot for the group, and then the goals will come,' said Farke.
'He's a brilliant player and he's working really hard, so the goals will come.
It's just as important he works a lot for the group because at the moment it's not about individual performances, it's all about the result for the team. He's been working really hard in training, and I'm sure he'll bring a good performance (on Saturday).
'He was not training really at all before and able to come on and score a goal. Now he is training no problem and playing 90 minutes but the goals have not come at the moment. I don't judge him by scoring goals.
'Of course it is important for him as a striker but I just want him to work hard.
'I got a really good feeling during this training week but it is not about what he does on the training pitch or with the physios or his nutrition.
'It is being able to bring the brilliant performance on the pitch during the most important point of the week.'
When you are on a good run you just have to stand in the box and the ball will hit you and it's a goal.'
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