Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has revealed that he has never experienced the current injury crisis as his charges are set to host Aston Villa at the weekend.
With a number of long-term absentees including Timm Klose, Christoph Zimmermann and Onel Hernandez already limiting the Canaries' options in both attack and defence, Farke now has to deal without the services of two senior goalkeepers according to Sky Sports.
Injuries to first-choice Tim Krul and back-up Ralf Fahrmann will see 35-year-old Michael McGovern make his first-ever Premier League start.
"He will be ready. We totally trust him," Farke said of the Northern Ireland international.
"I think it's Michael's first league appearance in nearly three years... but he's so professional.
"I've told him lots in recent weeks. We totally trust him."
"In 11 years as a head coach, I have never experienced such an injury crisis," the German said.
"You have to accept what you can't influence.
"Sometimes it is interesting to fight against all odds and setbacks.
"Of course it's a bit annoying... but each and every club has to go through difficult spells.
"Pretty often in this job you ask yourself 'what could you do differently in training?' But these are all injuries from knocks and hits during games or like Onel [Hernandez], who fell down the stairs in his private life.
"But you have to take it with a smile because you can't influence it and it is like it is."
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