Vital Football

Latest Norwich City News

Elliot Bennett Out For 'Several Months'

Elliot Bennett Out For 'Several Months'


Chris Hughton has today announced the bad news that Elliot Bennett will be sidelined for "several months" after undertaking a knee ligament operation, last night.

The news will be a hammer blow to the player himself who, I thought, played very well against Everton.

Meanwhile, Gary Hooper is set to miss out again due to bruising to his shin when City visit Hull on Saturday. But in better news, Robert Snodgrass, Seb Bassong and Anthony Pilkington will all come into contention for that game. Chris Hughton spoke about the injury news at a press conference earlier:

"Losing Elliott is a big blow for us. It`s really bad news for the player first and foremost because I felt he did well against Everton," said Hughton. "He played the game on Saturday but didn`t have a great reaction and we have since found that there was a knee problem that was operated on last night and will keep him out for a number of months. Robert trained for the first time today and along with Seb and Anthony will come into contention for the weekend. Gary still hasn`t trained yet. We felt progress might have been a little quicker than it has turned out."

Hughton also revealed that Johan Elmander is awaiting international clearance and if that arrives in time, he will be available to face Hull.

Hughton was however, coy on the subject of Ayala and Becchio and today`s transfer news liniking them both with moves to Middlesborough.

"When you are a club in the Premier League there is always going to be speculation. What we have managed to do very well is when we are bringing in players we do it at the right time and let people know at the right time. That is the same with letting players go," he said. "We are making assessments of the squad. We have brought in eight players now but we have had more go the other way so we have to get the balances right. We have to feel everyone within the squad can give us that competition.

"Dani is someone who went out on loan last season but came back and I have to say looked very good in pre-season training. That is one we are assessing but it is important for him to get games at his age. He managed that last season, albeit probably didn`t get the number of games he wanted. If we feel after the window it is right for certain individuals to go out on loan then we have that opportunity."

OTBC



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:The Tuckster
Date:Thursday August 22 2013
Time: 4:29PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Norwich City Articles

Who Features As A 2017/18 Promotion Favourite?

With two games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, eyes in the Championship are already turning to the coming year of 2017/18.

Championship Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions?

51 Clubs Receive EFL Family Excellence Award - 2016/17

The Football League have recognised a record 51 clubs in the 2016/17 Family Excellence Awards.

Match Day Officials v Leeds (29/4/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Leeds United this Saturday.

Archived Vital Norwich Articles

Vital Norwich articles from

Site Journalists

The Tuckster
Editor email
Profile
Savvy_Monkey
no email
Profile
LeeBoz
no email
Profile
Tom McHugh
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are You Optimistic About The Future At Norwich City?
Suggested By: Tuckster
Yes75%
No25%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Norwich City Results (view all)

Norwich City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Steve from Oz569
2.FCBEARS304
3.DRAYTON GREEN201
4.yellow belly90
5.screaming canary80
6.fanforlife74
7.Rex36
8.Nathan_NCFC27
9.mooro14
10.suffolkcanary13
Write for Vital Football