By 90Min
August 28, 2018

Huddersfield manager David Wagner has provided an update on the fitness of Ramadan Sobhi ahead of the Terriers' trip to Stoke in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening.

Sobhi was recently ruled out of Huddersfield's Premier League clash with Cardiff after picking up a slight knock in training. Wagner's side were able to pick up their first point of the season with a 0-0 draw despite the Egyptians absence, keeping their first clean sheet of the season in the process.

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Despite missing out on the weekend, Wagner believes that Sobhi will be able to play a part in the EFL Cup tie against the winger's former side Stoke.

"We had 23 players in training yesterday [Friday], with everybody healthy and everybody fit then Ramadan unfortunately got the knock and was not available for the match against Cardiff." Wagner stated, as per the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

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"But hopefully he can be in competition for the Tuesday squad and this means we can see who looks fresh after this very, very hard game against Cardiff where we played more than 30 minutes with an underload."


Wagner discussed the fact that the match will also provide a number of fringe players a chance to impress as he looks to keep his side as fresh as possible.


"But on the other side it is very important for me to see a lot of players in a competitive match as well to give them an opportunity to show how good they are and this is what we have always done.

"When we have had three games in a week we have used rotation if necessary and if possible and maybe we will do this in the next two games as well."

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