Norwich City boss issues Sheffield Wednesday warning as trio are ruled out
Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has issued a warning to his players that they need to be wary of Sheffield Wednesday, who he says have a bit of a ‘free shot’ this afternoon.
The Owls and Canaries will face each other at Hillsborough in today’s early kickoff, with Darren Moore coming up against Farke as the two sides sit at opposite ends of the table going into the business end of the season.
Moore’s German counterpart insists that his side need to be prepared to come up against some ‘top players’ when they lock horns in a few hours’ time.
As quoted by the club’s official website, the Norwich manager said, “It's a great chance for Sheffield Wednesday to change their momentum and work on their self-confidence… It's like a free shot for them.
“Darren Moore is a great guy and a good coach. He had a difficult start in his first game and then played against a top side with ten men. They will have used this week to regroup - I expect them to be there with a good fighting spirit.
“And they have some top players. Bannan, Reach, Paterson, Rhodes, Lees - we have to be on top of our game on Sunday."
Farke confirmed earlier in the week that Michael McGovern and Sam Byram remain sidelined with their respective injuries, and Adam Idah could face a length spell in the stands if he requires surgery on his hernia.
Meanwhile, Ben Gibson could make his return from a hamstring injury, though a last-minute decision will be made on his availability.
The game will kick off at 12.15pm at Hillsborough.