On-loan Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury returns to the Norwich squad for the Championship clash with Cardiff at Carrow Road.
Lansbury has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury and is due to play the final match of his agreement, although boss Paul Lambert may look to extend his stay.
New signing Marc Tierney is available but is not expected to dislodge the long-serving Adam Drury at left-back while goalkeeper Declan Rudd (broken jaw) is out so 18-year-old Jed Steer will deputise on the bench.
Midfielders Andrew Surman and Stephen Hughes are recovering well from knee injuries but are unlikely to be involved while centre-half Elliott Ward (calf) is also making good progress.
Striker Oli Johnson will not be involved after he joined Yeovil on a one-month loan.
Cardiff manager Dave Jones could hand Jon Parkin his debut against Norwich.
The striker has been made to wait since joining from Preston due to a slight ankle injury but is likely to feature at Carrow Road.
Striker Craig Bellamy, who was this week arrested for an alleged assault, is likely to be passed fit for the return to his former club while the game is likely to come a week too soon for fellow frontman Jay Bothroyd, who has only just returned to training following a hamstring problem.
On-loan Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater featured for the reserves in midweek in a bid to fully recover from injury and illness and is likely to return to the squad.