Seb Bassong targets a Derby return for Norwich City
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Seb Bassong's injury absence from Norwich City's line-up at Millwall is not another cause for alarm, insisted Alex Neil.
Bassong had been a key figure in the City manager's central defence, alongside Russell Martin, after being brought back in from the cold at Carrow Road.
The Cameroon international suffered a knee injury in the closing stages of the home league defeat to Wigan, which saw Carlos Cuellar promoted to frontline duty, but Neil allayed concerns Bassong could be set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
City suffered a major injury blow last week when Lewis Grabban was forced to undergo ankle surgery that is set to rule him out of the club's upcoming games.
'Seb picked up a knee problem in the second half of the Wigan game and managed to play on,' said Neil. 'But he just failed to recover for this one. It was too swollen for him to play but he should be fine for this week.'
City still overcame Millwall minus Bassong, Grabban and the suspended Alex Tettey to secure a seventh win in eight.
'We are in a good moment, on a good run and playing some good stuff. You can see the boys are confident so we have to try and continue it,' said Neil. 'If you look at our form, seven wins in eight is excellent and in the other game we got what we deserved; which was nothing because we didn't play well enough. We came up short.'
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