Norwich City’s on-loan midfielder Matt Jarvis ruled out for several weeks; Andre Wisdom and Dieumerci Mbokani fit for Swansea City visit
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Norwich City's on-loan midfielder Matt Jarvis has been ruled out for 'several weeks' after suffering a knee injury in the Premier League defeat at Manchester City.
City boss Alex Neil confirmed on Friday morning at his pre-match press briefing ahead of Swansea City's visit to Carrow Road he must plan for life without Jarvis in the short-term.
The West Ham wide player had made an impressive impact since his arrival from Upton Park but tweaked knee ligaments in the first half of the 2-1 loss at the Etihad.
Andre Wisdom has been passed fit after recovering ahead of schedule from a knee injury and Dieumerci Mbokani is back in training after his illness.
'He is over the bug he had but the only thing I would say is he has probably done one day's training. He is sort of available but he has not done as much as we would have hoped,' said Neil. 'Andre is completely fine. It wasn't as bad as first feared. He has done all week in training so he is available. Matt has just opened up his knee a little bit so unfortunately he is going to be missing for a wee bit.
'We have to make do without him; more weeks than months, several weeks, it is disappointing because he has had such a good impact since coming in but we just need to get on with it.'
Neil has to make one enforced change for the Swans' league visit with captain Russell Martin suspended after his late red card against Manchester City. Neil declined to reveal who will lead out the side at Carrow Road, but did give his backing to under-pressure keeper John Ruddy.
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'Every player's place is under threat,' he said. 'If they are not performing as well as I think they should be then obviously questions are going to be asked about whether they should continue. John is no different just because he is a goalkeeper. It is something you always consider.
'Every position in my team comes under scrutiny. The one thing I would say is that John hasn't made a great deal of errors since I have been here. To be fair he has been relatively solid and steady so to lay the blame just at his door is unfair.'