Tettey walking the yellow card tightrope again for Canaries

Alex Tettey in action for Norwich at Derby on Saturday, wearing the captain's armband. Picture by Pa

Alex Tettey in action for Norwich at Derby on Saturday, wearing the captain's armband. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Battling midfielder Alex Tettey must avoid picking up three yellow cards during Norwich City's next six matches, if he is to avoid activating a two-match ban.

Alex Tettey was booked for a late tackle on Richard Keogh at Derby which left both players needing t

Alex Tettey was booked for a late tackle on Richard Keogh at Derby which left both players needing treatment before they were able to continue. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The amnesty for 10 yellow cards arrives after the 37th match of the season, which is at Hull on March 10 for the Canaries, and Tettey picked up his seventh of the campaign on Saturday.

The former Norway international was booked in the 28th minute of a 1-1 draw at Derby after a late tackle on Rams skipper Richard Keogh.

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Tettey is currently wearing the captain's armband in the absence of Ivo Pinto and with Tom Trybull set to miss the majority of the remaining games this season through injury, two games without the experienced 31-year-old is the last thing head coach Daniel Farke needs.

In total the midfielder now has 56 yellow cards from 168 matches since joining City from Rennes in 2012, an average of exactly one every three games. He avoided a ban for five yellows due to two months out with a calf injury.


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