Daniel Farke suggests forgotten Norwich City man Kenny McLean could soon make a comeback

Kenny McLean of Aberdeen controls the ball during the UEFA Europa league second qualifying round, first leg match between Aberdeen and Ventspils at Pittodrie Stadium on July 14, 2016 in...

Norwich City’s Kenny McLean has been injured for most of the season.

Daniel Farke, manager of Norwich looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Norwich City at Madejski Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Reading, England.

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke says midfielder Kenny McLean is set to return to training this weekend and could be involved in next week’s U23 encounter with Wolfsburg, Eastern Daily Press report.

“Kenny should come back into team training from Saturday. He will train with the Under-23s and if everything works then perhaps he can be involved in the Wolfsburg game next week. We are looking forward to having him back. He is pretty close,” Farke explained.

 

McLean joined Norwich from Aberdeen last January on a three-and-a-half-year deal but was immediately loaned back to the Scottish Premiership side for the remainder of last season.

The talented midfielder finally joined up with his Canaries teammates in the summer, but the 26-year-old made just one Championship start before having to undergo surgery following ankle ligament damage.

Norwich supporters have barely seen McLean in action despite signing for the club nearly a year ago, but that could soon change with the player looking to return in time for the busy festive period.

Kenny McLean (R) of Aberdeen sees his shot hiit the post during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between Greenock Morton and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on October 22, 2016 in Glasgow,...

The Canaries haven’t really missed the player all too much what with Moritz Leitner, Alexander Tettey and Tom Trybull providing the options in midfield, while Daniel Farke’s side lead the league table.

But McLean can provide more competition for places and the Scot’s energy and willingness to get around the pitch makes him an ideal player for this Norwich side who are among the fittest in the Championship.

14th August 2018, Carrow Road, Norwich, England; Carabao Cup football first round, Norwich City versus Stevenage; Kenny McLean of Norwich city competes for the ball with Donovan Makoma of...

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