Norwich City boss Alex Neil faces selection posers for Wolves’ Championship visit
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Norwich City Alex Neil admits he has some selection dilemmas for Saturday's Championship test against Wolves.
Neil confirmed at Colney on Friday he had no fresh injury worries after the midweek 3-2 league win at Charlton.
Elliott Bennett (hamstring) remains a doubt, and the likes of Gary O'Neil (broken toe) and Vadis Ofoe will not be considered for duty. Centre-back Ryan Bennett is poised to resume full training next week but Neil still feels he has enough options ahead of promotion rivals Wanderers' visit.
'I would always rather have that as a manager. The more good players and the more players we have available makes my job easier,' he said. 'Elliott Bennett is still struggling with his hamstring and Ryan Bennett has been doing a lot of straight-line running and will be back with the group next week which is good for him. Gary O'Neil is improving a lot since it happened but we are at the stage where it has to be pain-free before he can train with the lads. It is not quite there yet.'
Ofoe played 90 minutes in Monday's development draw at Leicester City but Neil is prepared to bide his time in bringing the Belgian international back into the first team fold after the hard-fought Addicks' away win.
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'Vadis played again during the week which was great and he is progressing well but we just need to be careful with him because he has effectively missed all the season with one injury or another,' said the City boss. 'We have to make sure we don't build him back too quickly.
'I think the first half was as good as we have played since coming here, maybe when we went 3-0 up against Cardiff as well was excellent, but I was really happy with our play. To be honest, we have analysed it and they had three shots and the actual goal one was saved so in effect they had two attacks.
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'We didn't do a great deal wrong leading up to the goals we conceded but we had spoken at it at half-time but the pleasing thing was how we responded after that and got the third goal we deserved.'