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Thursday 21 September 2017

Brady still part of plans for Canaries

Robbie Brady
Robbie Brady

Under-pressure Norwich City boss Alex Neil says he has no worries about playing Ireland star Robbie Brady in tonight's FA Cup replay with Southampton even though that would mean the in-demand Brady would be cup-tied.

Norwich fans are bracing themselves for the sale of the £10million-rated Brady before the transfer window closes this month, with Burnley and Sunderland leading the chase for the Dubliner.

Brady missed the 2-2 draw between the sides as he was suspended but Norwich's squad is low on numbers and, even though Brady could be more valuable if not cup-tied, boss Neil plans to use the Dubliner.

"Cup-tied for who? he's a Norwich City player. My responsibility in my job is to look after Norwich City, Robbie Brady is a Norwich City player and will be utilised as a Norwich City player to the best use of Norwich City," said Neil, admitting that there is interest in Brady but stressing that no deal has been done.

"There's obviously been teams interested in Robbie but we're not anywhere near a deal with anybody," says Neil.

"I'm not going to go into the nuts and bolts of it but the point of it is there's no deal for Robbie Brady anywhere near done."

Norwich have slumped to 11th place in the Championship table.

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