Rossi’s return gives Canaries extra cover

Nigel Worthington's selection options appear to have increased by one, following Rossi Jarvis' successful return to action for the Canaries second string.

Nigel Worthington's selection options appear to have increased by one, following Rossi Jarvis' successful return to action for the Canaries second string.

The 18-year-old has been out since pre-season because of a groin strain but now, six weeks, later has come through half an hour for the reserves with no adverse reaction.

The Fakenham youngster was a second-half sub in the 2-2 draw with Colchester Reserves at Carrow Road on Monday - and admits that more appearances for Keith Webb's team are needed before he can be considered for a place in the first team squad.

"Six weeks is quite a long time to be out, especially as it's the start of the season," Jarvis told the club's official web site.


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"It's lovely to be back on the pitch and even though it was only half-an-hour it was brilliant.

"I don't know what's happening on the weekend - whether I will go away with the first team squad or drop down to the youth team and get some more minutes under my belt. I will have to wait and see."

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What makes Jarvis' fitness so important to Worthington is that he can provide cover for left-back Adam Drury - an area that the City boss was unable to find cover for during the recently-closed transfer window. Jarvis played in that position on Monday -- a position he has played regularly for the reserves and youth sides over the past few seasons.

While the reserves have now gone three matches unbeaten in the Pontin's Holiday Combination, Webb wants more from his players.

"I was a little bit disappointed with the performance," he said. "We looked a little bit lacklustre first half and Colchester capitalised and dominated most of the game.

"We were fortunate to get anything from the game, but we showed a little bit of resilience and hopefully that will carry them forward into the next game."

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