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Norwich boss Farke explains releasing Duda back to Hertha Berlin

Norwich City have lost Ondrej Duda back to parent club Hertha Berlin for the remainder of the season.

The Slovakia international joined the Canaries in January but struggled to make much of an impact.

Canaries boss Daniel Farke explained, “We were in talks in the last few days and we will allow him to do this because I think for all parties it is the right decision for him because in Germany they are already three weeks into the summer break and pretty soon they will start their pre-season.

“I think it also makes sense for him to be back and have a bit of rest because most of the clubs in Germany start in the beginning of August or even in late July for their pre-season.

“But also for us right now relegation is confirmed so it's more like even if he would have some game time it's not like we can save the world anyhow and it's also a bit more chance for game time for the players who will be here during the next season, so I think it's a good decision.

“We also allowed this because his behaviour was always unbelievably professional, he's a top bloke and I think for that we allowed his wish, and also Hertha Berlin's wish.

“We wanted to show some class because he also showed in his behaviour some class, because he was always there, a top professional, always there in a good mood. Of course he would have preferred to have even more game-time and to have won more games.

“But I think he is a fantastic character and for this we allowed this, so now on he will not be involved in our games."

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