Norwich to Assess Yobo’s Fitness Ahead of West Brom Visit

Norwich City defender Joseph Yobo faces a late fitness test ahead of West Bromwich Albion visit to Carrow Road on Saturday.

The Super Eagles captain missed the Canaries 3-0 loss to Swansea due to a calf injury, after featuring in their two previous Premier League wins.

Manager Chris Hughton told Norwich City TV: “He (Yobo) is going to be out on the training pitch on Thursday. He’s been OK this week, so we’re quite confident that he’ll come through that and on Friday.”

Joseph Yobo a Doubt for Saturday Premier League Game.
Joseph Yobo a Doubt for Saturday Premier League Game.

The 33-year-old centre-back has started seven games for Norwich since joining from Fenerbahce on loan.

Meanwhile, centre-half Michael Turner is back in contention for a first appearance since New Year’s Day following recovery from a hamstring injury.

Winger Elliott Bennett continues his rehabilitation from a long-term knee injury as he played for the Under-21s on Thursday, while midfielder Leroy Fer (hamstring) is also still not match fit.

Vital Three Point
Hughton has charged his players to ensure they grab all three points and help restore the fans’ confidence.

This comment comes the same week that the players refunded the ticket price money for the fans that made the lengthy trip to Swansea City for last Saturday’s 3-0 defeat.

“It was a wonderful gesture, and I think it’s one in whole for the season. It’s a real appreciation because of where we’re based here in Norwich, there are so many long trips,” said Hughton.

“The atmosphere at Carrow Road has been excellent – it’s been a difficult place for teams to come, and we have to make sure it’s the same on Saturday.

“They’ll get behind the team anyway, they always do, but to create that type of atmosphere we’ve got to be playing well enough and be determined enough for the supporters to like what they see.”


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