Norwich City defender Martin Olsson fit to face Barnsley

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson is back in the mix ahead of the Championship trip to Barnsley. P

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson is back in the mix ahead of the Championship trip to Barnsley. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Martin Olsson is back in the fold after a knee problem but Norwich City look set to miss a quartet of key men for Saturday's Championship clash with Barnsley.

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Alex Neil confirmed at Colney on Friday afternoon Olsson will travel to Barnsley after sitting out last week's 5-0 romp against Brentford as a precaution. Alex Tettey (hip), Cameron Jerome (back), Michael McGovern (knee) and Louis Thompson (pelvis) are set to miss out while Matt Jarvis will continue his return from knee surgery in next week's development game at Middlesbrough.

Neil reported no fresh injury concerns for the trip to his old club as City look to pick up their first away league win in four games.

'Martin will be fine. Last week his knee just wasn't quite right,' said Neil. 'We didn't want to take any risks with it, particularly with Robbie (Brady) playing there the previous week and doing well. Both Alex and Cameron will be last minute shouts. They are making good progress but it would be a gamble if I played them. They have done enough this week. I could select them but you run the risk of injury re-occurring. Michael, same boat. He has done bits and bobs towards the end of the week but it would be a bit of a risk. Louis is still recovering at the moment. We're hopeful we can get him back soon as it's taken longer than we would have hoped.'

Jarvis played his first 45 minutes of the season in Tuesday's EFL Trophy cup exit against Swansea City's U21s, including an unscheduled stint at right-back following Ben Godfrey's red card.


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'Matt came through the 45 minutes the other night, no problem. But when you have been out for 28 weeks it has to be gradual,' he said. 'There is a game on Monday up at Middlesbrough and Matt will be involved in that to get some more minutes in his legs. I didn't want to make an extra sub when we knew he was coming off at half-time. To be honest, in terms of where Matt played it was about getting the game-time in his legs.'

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