iPro Stadium

Next Game

Derby v Norwich

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Carrow Road

Last Game

Norwich 5 - 0 Huddsf'ld

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Adams challenges Bassong

Neil Adams says nobody is set to leave Norwich City at the moment after leaving Sebastien Bassong out of their opening pre-season game.

Last Updated: 14/07/14 at 19:58 Post Comment

Sebastien Bassong: Still has a future at Norwich, according to Neil Adams

Sebastien Bassong: Still has a future at Norwich, according to Neil Adams

The centre-back was omitted from Adams’ 21-man squad for the weekend friendly win at Dereham and instead played 60 minutes for the development set-up in a 3-1 defeat at Boston United.

Bassong did not feature under Adams at the end of last season and speculation has suggested he could be moved on following their relegation from the Championship, but the Norwich boss insists no departures are imminent.

Adams has instead challenged Bassong to convince him that he should be involved with the first team.

“He is our player and if we feel we need to use him then we will,” Adams said in the Norwich Evening News.

“He has trained and played with the development squad so far, but he is our player. 

“There is nobody who is going at the minute, but it is my job to manage the squad and do that for every situation. 

“Seb played at Boston and I will speak to the coaches to see how he has done and we’ll take it from there.”

Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Wes Hoolahan and Anthony Pilkington also missed the Dereham win, along with Martin Olsson, who had a shoulder problem at the end of last season but did not require surgery.

Adams said:  “Ricky is fine. He didn’t train on Friday but he trained on Saturday with the rest of those lads. 

“Martin is looking sharp. He has not had to go and get the surgery on his shoulder. He had a family illness, which we don’t obviously need to go into, but he was given a little bit of extra time off and he is back with us now and he is fine. 

“He is just a little bit behind the squad but he will be at Braintree.”

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

A

s for City, can't believe you omitted Sergio. He's both dreamy and lovable rolled into one humble genius. Kolarov, we've all played with a mad cap left back who simply loves two things, shooting and tackling. To leave out Martin Demichellis, shame on you.

chumps league
Who Has Got The Likeability Factor?

Footer 365

Manchester united: Marouane Fellaini was made scapegoat

Marouane Fellaini claims he was the scapegoat for Man United's poor 2013/14 season because he was David Moyes' signing.

FIFA unanimously agree to publish Michael Garcia's report

FIFA's executive committee has agreed unanimously to publish Michael Garcia's report into World Cup bidding - where legally possible.

Arsene Wenger: Alexis Sanchez chose Arsenal for our style and Champions League conistency

Arsene Wenger says it was Arsenal's consistency and style of play that convinced Alexis Sanchez to choose London over Liverpool.

Mail Box

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

Gonna Party Like It's Your Birthday...

There are an awful lot of folk claiming to share their birthdays with Lionel Messi or Ronaldo, while we have an Arsenal fan who doesn't want to be liked and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property