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Friday 30 September 2016

Norwich relief over Brady

Robbie Brady is set to be back in action shortly
Robbie Brady is set to be back in action shortly

Norwich City boss Alex Neil has given a positive update on Robbie Brady's fitness and he expects to have the Dubliner back in action within days.

Brady picked up an injury in last week's league win over Cardiff City, where he was replaced after only 12 minutes, and while he will sit out tonight's Championship meeting with Wigan, Neil admits he's relieved that Brady will not be out in the long-term, as he had feared, good news for Ireland boss Martin O'Neill.

"He's a major doubt for tonight (against Wigan), but it's that much better now that he could potentially be in contention. He's a lot better than we thought, which is really positive news," Neil said.

Concerns

"On Sunday, we had some concerns over him, but it was mainly where he got the knock rather than the extent of the knock.

"I think it was just a little bit of nerve damage, it seems to have settled down really quickly."

With Brady now established in a midfield role with Ireland, having had a long spell in the left back slot which has since been taken over by Stephen Ward, O'Neill was keen to have a fully-fit Brady available for the World Cup double header at home to Georgia and away to Moldova next month, especially as James McCarthy is a doubt.

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