Friday, August 16, 2013
Premier League: Norwich City v Everton preview
Match Preview Norwich City v Everton preview Big-spending Norwich City face a host of injury worries as they prepare for their Premier League opener against Everton at Carrow Road. Last Updated: 16/08/13 at 11:59 Share on StumbleUpon indobola judi bola Gary Hooper: The striker is doubtful for Norwich's Premier League opener aga Gary Hooper's Norwich debut could be a delayed after the summer signing from Celtic was stretchered off during a 2-0 friendly win over Panathinaikos, although scans revealed his shin injury may not be as bad as first feared. Fellow new-boy Leroy Fer will also have to wait for his Premier League appearance, with a one-game suspension carrying over from his time in Holland keeping him sidelined. Winger Anthony Pilkington is another doubt due to a knee injury, while the game could come too soon to see the return of captain Sebastien Bassong who underwent knee surgery during the summer. Argentine striker Luciano Becchio suffered concussion during a recent development squad tie, meaning that he is likely to miss out and record signing, Ricky van Wolfswinkel, could deputise up front. After missing Everton's friendly win over Real Betis, Marouane Fellaini returned to action for Belgium during the week, completing the full 90 minutes in their 0-0 draw with France, and he is available to step into the Toffees' midfield. Darron Gibson faces a late fitness test to assess a knee injury, but a calf injury to full-back Tony Hibbert is set to keep out the 32-year old. New arrival Antolin Alcaraz will be absent after damaging his hamstring, while Senegalese striker Magaye Gueye is another set to watch from the sidelines after picking up a knock in pre-season.