Norwich City boss Alex Neil adopts a no risks strategy ahead of Fulham visit

Alex Neil will take no risks with the fitness of Norwich City Alex Tettey. Picture by Paul Chesterto

Alex Neil will take no risks with the fitness of Norwich City Alex Tettey. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil will take no risks with any of his Norwich City squad, but the Scot promises there will be no slacking off ahead of Saturday's Championship finale against Fulham.

City's play-off place has already been confirmed but Neil wants to go into those end-of-season tussles with a win over the Cottagers.

Neil, speaking on Friday lunchtime at Colney, reported no fresh injury concerns from last weekend's 1-1 league draw at Rotherham, but Steven Whittaker (hamstring) and Alex Tettey (knee) continue to be monitored after missing the trip to the New York Stadium.

'Steven wasn't quite ready last week, and Alex was in the same boat, but they're both doing okay,' said Neil. 'We just had to be careful with them, and if they're fine to play tomorrow I'm sure they'll be involved at some stage. There are no new knocks. Just the lads who had been struggling for Rotherham who we have been monitoring this week. We'll make a final decision on them on Saturday.

'The disappointment of not getting it automatically is done with now so we need to refocus and kick on. We want to go and win the game, which is how we approach every game. You always want to finish the season on a high, and it's important the players go into the play-offs with good confidence.

'We're fully prepared and hopefully we can put a good performance in with it being our last home league game. We've got to take care of ourselves, so we'll try to win our last home league game of the season and see what happens from there. Hopefully we'll play as well as we possibly can then carry that into the play-offs.

'If you look at Fulham they've got a lot of technical players, and are very good middle-to-front, so we're going to have our work cut out. However, if we play to our full potential there's no reason why we can't win the game.'

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