Alnwick doubt for Hartlepool trip

Norwich will give goalkeeper Ben Alnwick a late fitness test to see if he can face Hartlepool in Saturday's League One clash at Victoria Park.

Last Updated: 28/08/09 at 14:15

Alnwick: Sustained facial injury

Alnwick: Sustained facial injury

Alnwick, on loan from Tottenham, sustained a facial injury in the latter stages of the 4-1 Carling Cup defeat by Sunderland at Carrow Road on Monday night.

Manager Paul Lambert has already added cover by signing stopper Fraser Forster on a one-month loan from Newcastle, although teenager Declan Rudd could be in line to make his first-team debut.

The Canaries will definitely be without defender Michael Spillane after he was sent off for a professional foul against the Black Cats.

Jens Berthel Askou is expected to return to the centre of defence after being rested for the cup tie with Gary Doherty and former Pools captain Michael Nelson battling to partner him.

Midfielders Matt Gill (knee) and Owain Tudur Jones (calf) are sidelined while left-back Adam Drury should return after sustaining a knock in the 5-2 home win over Wycombe.

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Friday, 25 April 2014
20:00
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Bristol C v Crewe  
Carlisle v Oldham  
Colchester v Brentford  
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Leyton Or v Tranmere  
Notts Co v Swindon  
Preston v Gillingham  
Rotherham v MK Dons  

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1 Wolves 44 55 99
2 Brentford 44 30 91
3 Rotherham 44 27 82
4 Preston 44 25 82
5 Leyton Or 44 36 80
6 Peterboro 44 12 70
7 Swindon 44 7 66
8 Sheff Utd 43 0 60
9 Port Vale 44 -13 60
10 MK Dons 44 0 59
11 Walsall 44 2 58
12 Bristol C 44 3 56
13 Crawley 43 -5 55
14 Bradford 44 1 53
15 Gillingham 44 -17 52
16 Oldham 43 -10 51
17 Coventry 44 -2 50
18 Colchester 44 -12 47
19 Tranmere 44 -24 47
20 Crewe 44 -27 47
21 Notts Co 44 -15 46
22 Carlisle 43 -29 44
23 Shrewsbury 44 -19 41
24 Stevenage 44 -25 39

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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