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Smith: A doubt for Norwich

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Norwich manager Paul Lambert will monitor the fitness of midfielder Korey Smith ahead of the East Anglia derby.

The 19-year-old missed the 1-1 home draw with Leeds last Saturday with an ankle injury after sustaining the problem during the 3-3 draw at Reading.

But Lambert was boosted by the return of midfielder Andrew Surman against Leeds. He played 60 minutes having been sidelined since late August with a knee injury.

Fellow midfielder Henri Lansbury also comes into contention after he joined on loan from Arsenal this week.

However, Adam Drury, Steven Smith, Matt Gill, Stephen Hughes and Zak Whitbread remain sidelined.

The Canaries have drawn their last four games and are without a win in five.

Ipswich boss Roy Keane could hand debuts to new signings Rory Fallon and Gianni Zuiverloon.

Keane - who has seen his side fall three points behind their arch rivals after a run of three straight defeats - bolstered his squad by recruiting Plymouth striker Fallon and West Brom full-back Zuiverloon on loan on Thursday and they go straight into the squad.

Captain Gareth McAuley is beginning a lengthy lay-off after having surgery on his injured Achilles tendon this week while midfielder Luke Hyam may be out for up to five weeks with a hamstring injury.

Left-back Mark Kennedy is also out with his troublesome hamstrings but David Norris is fit after an ankle problem.

Teenage striker Connor Wickham concludes the injury list after he picked up a thigh injury during a midweek reserve game.

Town are looking for their first win at Carrow Road since February 2006 as they hope to reignite a play-off push.

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Championship Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Birm'ham  
Blackpool v Derby  
B'mouth v Reading  
Brentford v Sheff Wed  
Cardiff v Ipswich  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddsf'ld v Brighton  
Norwich v Leeds  
Rotherham v Fulham  
Watford v N Forest  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Watford 12 11 24
2 Derby 12 12 23
3 M'boro 12 9 23
4 Norwich 12 10 21
5 N Forest 12 9 21
6 Ipswich 12 6 20
7 Wolves 12 3 20
8 Charlton 12 3 19
9 B'mouth 12 3 18
10 Brentford 12 -1 18
11 Sheff Wed 12 0 17
12 Cardiff 12 0 16
13 Blackburn 12 -2 16
14 Leeds 12 -3 15
15 Rotherham 12 -3 15
16 Reading 12 -5 15
17 Huddsf'ld 12 -6 15
18 Millwall 12 -3 13
19 Wigan 12 -2 11
20 Brighton 12 -3 11
21 Birm'ham 12 -7 11
22 Fulham 12 -9 10
23 Bolton 12 -12 8
24 Blackpool 12 -10 6

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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