Norwich City will be looking to strengthen their grip on top-spot in the Championship this weekend, when they return to action against Rotherham United.
The Canaries are four points clear at the top of the second-tier standings, and will fancy their chances of extending that lead over their promotion rivals in the near future, as they look to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking under the management of Daniel Farke.
Norwich beat Coventry City 2-0 in their last match, with goals from Teemu Pukki and Emi Buendia proving to be enough to see the Canaries pick up an important three points in midweek.
It won’t be an easy match by any stretch of the imagination against Rotherham United though, with Paul Warne’s showing improvement since the turn of the New Year.
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The Millers have lost their last two league matches, and are currently sat 21st in the Championship table with 18 matches remaining in this year’s campaign.
Speaking in a pre-match press conference ahead of their match against Rotherham, Canaries boss Daniel Farke revealed that Jordan Hugill is available for selection, whilst also issuing an update on Marco Stiepermann’s fitness.
“Jordan Hugill has trained since Tuesday so it’s good news. Also, Marco Stiepermann is now playing with the Under-23s. It’s the final step for him so it’s great news.”
“Jordan is available for selection. He’s not a topic for the starting line-up, we have to be careful. There were times where we’ve had to rush a player in after injury this season but there’s no need to risk anything now. We will make a late decision on him.”
“It’s not been easy for Marco. It was not a clear diagnosis – he felt unbelievably unwell and was struggling with his balance.
“No one knew the reason. It was not easy for him to handle, in the end we found out it was the Epstein’s Barr virus.
“Once we knew the problems, we could handle it a lot more. It’s great to have him back, he’s outstanding at this level. It’s not been easy to cope without him, I’m pleased he’ll be back.”
Norwich will be hoping that other results go their way as well, as they look to make it three consecutive wins this weekend against the Millers.