Andrew Omobamidele has been passed fit for Norwich's trip to face Manchester City in the Premier League.

The Republic of Ireland defender missed the opening weekend loss to Liverpool due to tonsillitis but has recovered in time for Saturday's 3pm kick-off against the reigning champions.

Stephen Kenny, who is due to pick his next selection for September's triple-header of 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Thursday, called Under-21 cap Omobamidele up to the Irish senior squad for the summer friendlies against Andorra and Hungary, although he did not go on to feature in either fixture.

The 19-year-old Leixlip native comes into his first top flight campaign off the back of a Championship season which saw him impress in nine appearances in the second half of last season.

Norwich sold star man Emi Buendia for a club-record fee to Aston Villa earlier in the transfer window, but also continue to look to further strengthen the squad including adding more competition for Omobamidele and the Canaries' other defenders.

A loan deal for Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams is reported to be close to being finalised, while Rostov's Norway midfielder Mathias Normann is another said to be on manager Daniel Farke's radar.

"We definitely need to improve our squad further on," the Norwich boss said.

Daniel Farke and Norwich's Irish striker Adam Idah

"We need to bring a full-back option in, that is for sure, and something in the central defence, perhaps also in the holding midfielder.

"If one or two million pounds to us would not matter, then we would have brought them in already, but in our position you have to be a bit more patient.

"I am quite confident we will do some business and in the end have a proper competitive group."

Farke added: "We definitely want a left-full back because we need to have at least two options for each and every position.

"But it is not our style to talk on rumours or names, we will confirm it once the business is done."

Farke's admiration of Man City boss Pep Guardiola is reciprocal, the Spaniard describing the German coach as "exceptional" and enjoying to watch his brand of football.

"I don't have a really good relationship with Pep Guardiola because he is the best coach in the world, it is because he is also a fantastic human being," Farke said.

"He is a legend, no coach of over the past 15 years has influenced football the way Pep did. He was always ahead of the wave."