Norwich City midfielder Vadis Ofoe suffers injury setback
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Norwich City midfielder Vadis Ofoe has had a setback on his return from knee ligament damage with the Belgian international ruled out of Saturday's Championship game against Huddersfield.
Ofoe was back in training last week following a knee injury suffered on his first league start for the club in the 0-0 draw at Sheffield Wednesday, but City boss Neil Adams confirmed on Thursday afternoon the powerful midfielder is now undergoing further scans.
'Vadis still has a little bit of a niggle on the back of his knee. He has seen a specialist and had it scanned and we are just going to get another opinion on him,' said Adams. 'We are hoping if he gets the all clear he will be back with us but we have to make sure he is 100% with us.'
Ryan Bennett and Wes Hoolahan are back in contention after no reaction to a full return to training following ankle injuries. Striker Lewis Grabban also trained on Thursday after missing last week's 1-0 win at Wigan with a groin problem.
'He is okay. He had a slight groin strain last Thursday. We had it scanned and got the all clear so he trained with us today and we expect that to be the same tomorrow,' said Adams. 'Vadis is the only one who will not be with us. Luciano (Becchio) is another longer-term one but Mark Bunn is back with us. We've given one or two a rest but we expect all the others to be available.
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'Ryan and Wes have trained with us all week. We tried to get a behind-closed-doors game and we couldn't do that so I was a little bit disappointed about that. The only concern with those two is they have not had the game-time, they've had enough sessions.'
Adams is urging his side to build on the positive vibes from beating the Latics when they face a Huddersfield expected to include City old boy Grant Holt.
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'It's another good chance for us now, a home game, to go and follow that up because what we don't want to do is waste that win at Wigan,' he said. 'It will be fantastic for us if we carry on in that same manner. We do need to get back to Carrow Road being a noisy place and for us to be winning games there, and I'm sure one goes with the other. If we're winning games, it's noisy.
'Grant is a legend and rightly so. He was fantastic during his time here, but obviously we've got to make sure he has a quiet day on Saturday.'