Norwich City boss Alex Neil targets further transfer raids

Sebastien Bassong could make his first senior appearance of the season for Norwich City in Tuesday's

Sebastien Bassong could make his first senior appearance of the season for Norwich City in Tuesday's League Cup tie. Picture by EXPA Pictures/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: EXPA Pictures/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's new boy Michael McGovern is poised to link up with his team mates on Wednesday night and Alex Neil made it clear after the 3-1 friendly defeat to FK Dukla Prague he is hoping the Northern Irishman is not the only fresh face in the coming days.

Neil confirmed nothing imminent is likely to happen before the club return to England this weekend but the City boss is confident of making further additions before the Championship opener at Blackburn on August 6 following the arrivals of McGovern and Liverpool starlet Sergi Canos.

'We are working on things but in terms of imminent I don't think it will happen in the next 24 or 48 hours,' he said. 'But I am hopeful by the time we are back from the tour we shouldn't be too far away from something else.'

Interim chief executive Steve Stone was in attendance in Kumberg along with senior men like Jonny Howson and Steven Naismith who will feature in the tour finale against Russians Rubin Kazan on Saturday. McGovern, along with the club's other Euro 2016 contingent are scheduled to arrive later on Wednesday to start their training but the City boss confirmed after his side's 3-1 loss they will not play against the two-time Russian champions.

'Really disappointed to lose any game,' said Neil. 'In the first half, perhaps they did look ahead of us in terms of fitness with the tempo they wanted to play. In the second half up until their goal we dominated in what was our best spell and they hit us on the break a little bit. The goal knocked us back a bit. We didn't really recover for five minutes and the game opened up again.


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'Listen, there were some good bits and the creative side of it is always something that comes last. The play in the final third was not as good as we had liked. I didn't know they had played eight games but looking at them they look up to speed. I thought both teams put it in and we will take a lot from it.'

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