Alex Neil hoping to have Norwich duo back fit for trip to Fulham

Jonny Howson of Norwich City (R) looks dejected

Norwich City's Jonny Howson and Robbie Brady both face a race to be fit for the vital match against Fulham.

 

Norwich manager Alex NeilNorwich manager Alex Neil

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has told the Eastern Daily Press of how he is hopeful to have influential pair Jonny Howson and Robbie Brady back fit and firing for his side's trip to Fulham.

Central midfielder Howson picked up an ankle injury in training, which forced him to miss the Canaries' 3-1 victory over Rotherham at the weekend. 

Meanwhile, Robbie Brady, whilst on international duty with the Republic of Ireland, sustained a nasty looking head injury during their World Cup qualifier against Georgia.

Republic of Ireland's Robbie Brady goes down after sustaining an injury as Jonathan Walters checks on himRepublic of Ireland's Robbie Brady goes down after sustaining an injury as Jonathan Walters checks on him

The 24-year-old was knocked unconscious for a brief period following a clash of heads, before being stretchered from the pitch. He even required oxygen in the changing room after returning to consciousness. 

After missing the Republic of Ireland's next World Cup qualifier against Moldova because of the head injury, Brady had still not recovered in time to line up for Norwich against Rotherham.

His manager is hoping that he and Howson will be available for selection this time around against the Cottagers.

Ciaran Clark of Newcastle United (R) and Jonny Howson of Norwich City in actionCiaran Clark of Newcastle United (R) and Jonny Howson of Norwich City in action

Speaking to the Eastern Daily Press, Neil said: “Jon just had a knock to his ankle in training. Nothing serious, but it prevented him from being available. We’re hopeful for Tuesday.

“With Robbie there is a process that needs to be followed after you get knocked out. The player needs to symptom-free and do a few days of work before he can be considered for a game.

"He hadn’t been able to complete that process but he trained over the weekend and we’ll see how he responds.”

Norwich City manager Alex NeilNorwich City manager Alex Neil

Alex Neil's men travel to Fulham currently sitting at the top of the Championship, after Huddersfield lost 1-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

If the Canaries are to stay there though, they will have to end their West London hoodoo. Norwich haven't won at Craven Cottage for over 30 years, but Alex Neil's table-toppers will seek to set the record straight this time around. 

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