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Team News: Norwich City

By Kevin Affleck

Quique Sánchez Flores will spend this evening deciding how best to deploy Troy Deeney after the captain was declared fit enough to rejoin the squad.

Deeney has worked his socks off to get himself back into contention following a knee operation, grafting at the weekends at London Colney and in his spare time with a fitness coach, and it has paid off with a slightly ahead-of-schedule return. He was on the team bus that left for Norwich this afternoon and now it is down to Sánchez Flores and the medical team to decide how long he can play against the Canaries.

“He's ready to come to the group and go to the list,” said Sánchez Flores, who last picked Deeney for a squad in May 2016. “He is ready and we will make the final decision. It's very good news.”

Deeney joined in a full session for the first time on Tuesday and the intensity immediately went up. His leadership qualities, as well as his ability to lead the line and find the back of the net, will be vital in the team's attempt to move away from danger.

“If I say we miss him a lot, it sounds like an excuse,” said the Head Coach. “We don't want excuses right now. We want to play, improve on everything and we want Deeney in this team as we know what he means for this club.”

The 31-year-old has been out since the middle of August following surgery to trim some cartilage and remove some bone fragments. He has worked tirelessly with physio Pete Webb and fitness coach Lee Stafford to get back to a level where he is able to help the team.

“He has done amazing to try reach this match, to try arrive for this match,” said Sánchez Flores. “He is training very passionately and gives us this positive energy that he has always.”

Sánchez Flores was given further good news this week with the sight of Étienne Capoue, last year's Player of the Season, and record signing Ismaïla Sarr returning to full training. 

“It's not just Deeney,” he said. “We have [José] Holebas, Capoue, [Sebastian] Prödl, Sarr – players who have recovered in the week — and now we have more options. It's good for the team.”

First Team 1 month ago

Matchday: Norwich City Away Supporter Information

Watford visit Carrow Road on Friday (November 8) to face Norwich City, and information for visiting supporters can be found HERE.

Key points are highlighted below, but Hornets fans are advised to read the guide for all necessary information.

Travelling By Car

Norwich City Football Club is signposted along the major routes coming into Norwich via the A11 and A47, with the postcode NR1 1JE.

Fireworks Road Closures

A fireworks display is being held in Norwich city centre from 7pm GMT on Friday. Supporters travelling by car are advised there will be widespread road closures from the early evening and parking will be extremely limited.

However, the road closures are centralised and may not affect routes to the stadium. Further information can be found HERE.