Norwich v Leicester preview

Team news for Tuesday night's Championship clash between Norwich and Leicester at Carrow Road.

Last Updated: 27/09/10 at 16:33   

Martin: Pressurised by Jackson

Martin: Pressurised by Jackson

Norwich boss Paul Lambert again has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Foxes' visit to Carrow Road.

The former Colchester boss was full of praise for his side despite the 2-0 defeat at home to Hull on Saturday and is unlikely to make many changes.

Andrew Surman (knee) and Michael Nelson (ankle) remain the only two absentees as defensive duo Steven Smith and Zak Whitbread have returned to full training following ankle and calf injuries respectively.

Smith was in the matchday squad against the Tigers but has yet to make his debut, while Simon Lappin is expected to continue in midfield following his return to the starting line-up at the expense of Anthony McNamee.

Simeon Jackson is pressurising Chris Martin for a place up front alongside captain Grant Holt as the Canaries look for a return to winning ways.

Leicester defender Miguel Vitor is suspended for the trip to Carrow Road.

The Portuguese was sent off after half an hour of the 6-1 hammering at Portsmouth on Friday night, meaning Jack Hobbs is likely to be recalled as Michael Morrison's central defensive partner.

That is unlikely to be the only change following the Fratton Park fiasco, with boss Paulo Sousa having goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, midfielders Julio Moreno, Franck Moussa and Ritchie Wellens and forwards Matty Fryatt and Paul Gallagher ready to come into the side should he wish.

Steve Howard was arguably the only player to emerge from the Pompey game with any credit, and the big striker could keep his place.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
17:15
Leeds v N Forest

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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