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Press conference: Wagner speaks ahead of Coventry match

David Wagner
David Wagner

Norwich City head coach David Wagner has been speaking to the media ahead of the Championship game against Coventry City on Saturday (15.00 GMT).

The transfer deadline is at 23.00 GMT on Thursday.

Here are some of the key points:

  • Top scorer Jonathan Rowe and defender Danny Batth will both miss Saturday's game

  • Rowe should be back in training next week following his recovery from a broken hand

  • Wagner refused to be drawn on any news about deadline day transfers. Adam Idah has been in Glasgow finalising a loan move to Celtic. Meanwhile, the Canaries look likely to sign Bologna striker Sydney van Hooijdonk on a loan deal until the end of the season

  • Winger Przemysław Płacheta has been linked with a move to Swansea, but Wagner refused to comment on that situation.

  • On Saturday’s game: Wagner said his team are full of confidence when playing at Carrow Road

  • On Coventry: Wagner said he is full admiration for the Sky Blues’ manager Mark Robins. He said Robins has done a “remarkable job” and he has built a “top team”. Coventry are currently 6th in The Championship