Robbie Brady’s future looks to be at Norwich City

Norwich City's Robbie Brady does not look set for deadline day drama. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Foc

Norwich City's Robbie Brady does not look set for deadline day drama. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil is not expecting Robbie Brady to be the subject of any late transfer deadline day drama, with the Dubliner on duty for his country in Wednesday's Republic of Ireland friendly against Oman in Dublin.

Brady was hot property following his exploits at Euro 2016 but Neil has made it clear throughout the summer there had been no firm offers.

The 24-year-old's arrival last summer hastened the departure of Bradley Johnson, in a major deadline day twist 12 months ago when the midfield powerhouse joined Derby County in the closing hours of the window. Neil, however, does not expect to face a similar scenario ahead of the 11pm deadline.

'I don't anticipate that will be the case. The Bradley one was a different situation,' he said. 'Obviously we had just gone into the Premier League at that stage and we had acquired Robbie Brady so someone was going to have to lose out and the fact that we managed to get that amount of money for Bradley, to me it made great sense. We got a younger player with massive scope and both for business and football reasons it made sense.

'Nothing is happening (regarding Robbie). Unless somebody is making offers, then there is nothing to discuss. There are numerous players who have been linked with moves away but no-one has put any firm bids in.'

Youssouf Mulumbu is another of Norwich's international contingent who caused a minor stir on Tuesday when he posted pictures on social media indicating he was bound for Turkey, before clarifying he was en route to join up with the DR Congo squad. Mulumbu had been linked with Marseilles earlier this summer but started the recent Championship derby at Ipswich Town.

Neil understands the frustration from any of his shadow squad who have had limited chance to impress.

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'Of course they want to play and they are never going to be comfortable sitting on the bench,' he said. 'They want to play but the simple fact is I have a squad of 24 players and I can only start 11 so there is going to be a whole host of them who are not as happy. That is the job. They have to get themselves to the forefront of my mind when they get a chance and perform.

'You are always going to have guys who think they should be playing and it is about managing that expectation and explain the reasons why they are not in and how they can improve.'