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Canaries dealt wingers blow

Norwich City have been dealt a blow with the news that wingers Anthony Pilkington and Robert Snodgrass will both be missing for "several weeks".

Norwich City pair ruled out for "several weeks"

Anthony Pilkington is carried off the pitch at Newcastle. Credit: PA

Norwich City have been dealt a double blow with the news that wingers Anthony Pilkington and Robert Snodgrass will both be missing from action for "several weeks."

Canaries boss Chris Hughton confirmed the extent of the club's growing injury list at yesterday's annual general meeting.

Republic of Ireland international Pilkington suffered a hamstring strain in Saturday's defeat to Newcastle United and will be ruled out until the new year, whilst former Leeds man Snodgrass picked up a knee injury in training.

It means that young wide men Nathan Redmond and Josh Murphy are the only two natural wingers left in the squad with any Premier League experience.

Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring against West Ham United earlier this month. Credit: PA

Speaking at the event, Hughton said:

“Anthony (Pilkington) has had a scan which shows a grade two strain which usually means five or six weeks out.

“Robert (Snodgrass) came back from international duty with Scotland and felt his knee at the beginning of training on Friday.

"He travelled with us to Newcastle as we hoped it would settle down, but unfortunately it didn’t, and he could be out for a few weeks but not as long as Anthony.”

Meanwhile, Hughton also revealed that the Canaries will be without record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel until at least mid-December, with the clash against Swansea City on 15 December pencilled in for a return, whilst Mark Bunn, Alex Tettey and Elliott Bennett also remain sidelined.

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