Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has announced his intention to continue adding new faces to his squad in preparation for the new Championship campaign.

This comes after two of City’s key players, playmaker Alex Pritchard and defender Timm Klose, picked up injuries in the friendly against Cambridge United that will see them miss the beginning of the new season.

The German boss told BBC Sport of his desire to improve the depth of his squad before August’s season opener away to promotion hopefuls Fulham.

“It would help when you look at our personnel situation,” he said.

“It’s not such a big squad and because of the important injuries to Pritchard and Klose, and because [Ivo] Pinto and [Wes] Hoolahan were out nearly the whole of the pre-season, we could need some improvements.

“If not, I try to give my best to the guys who are there.”

Farke joined the Canaries in May following last season’s sacking of Alex Neil, and made his first signing shortly afterwards in the form of attacker Marley Watkins from fellow Championship side Barnsley.

The Norfolk club have also brought in defender James Husband from Middlesbrough, as well as signing Marcel Franke from German second division outfit Greuther Furth for an undisclosed fee.

In recent weeks former Liverpool midfielder Adam Philips has been linked with a move to the club.

The club has also seen many key players depart Carrow Road, including England under-21 international Jacob Murphy, who joined Newcastle last week for a reported £12 million fee.

Experienced goalkeeper John Ruddy, central defender Sebastien Bassong and midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu are among the names of those released at the end of last season, while long-serving player Jonny Howson joined Middlesbrough earlier in the summer.


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