Chance of first team involvement as City U23s take on Dereham

Russell Martin has one year left on his contract at Norwich City. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Ima

Russell Martin has one year left on his contract at Norwich City. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City under-23s complete pre-season against Dereham Town tonight.

The Magpies will host Matt Gill's development squad (7.45pm), with a chance that some of City's first team players could be involved as they search for fitness.

Jamal Lewis and Ivo Pinto have both just returned to training having missed all of pre-season and summer signings Emi Buendia and Felix Passlack were not involved in the 2-2 draw at Birmingham on Saturday.

'It's always a topic for the lads who were not so involved in pre-season because of injuries or whatever, it's more like finding the right moment,' City head coach Daniel Farke said. 'I'm not a believer in after just one session to play immediately in the under-23s, more like when it is right to give some game time and some minutes. Perhaps a bit too soon for some players, for instance Jamal, in my view it would be too soon for him but we will discuss it and it could be.'

Admission at Aldiss Park is £5 for adults and £2 for U16s.


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