Norwich v Ipswich preview

Team news for Norwich's Championship derby clash with Ipswich at Carrow Road on Sunday (1.15pm).

Last Updated: 28/11/10 at 13:34

Smith: A doubt for Norwich

Smith: A doubt for Norwich

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

Friday, 25 April 2014
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Saturday, 26 April 2014
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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 44 37 96
2 Burnley 44 34 89
3 Derby 44 30 81
4 QPR 44 15 76
5 Wigan 43 15 70
6 Reading 44 12 67
7 Brighton 44 12 66
8 N Forest 44 7 65
9 Ipswich 44 6 65
10 Blackburn 44 5 64
11 Bournemth 44 -1 63
12 Watford 43 17 60
13 Middlesbro' 44 7 58
14 Bolton 44 -3 55
15 Sheff Wed 44 1 53
16 Leeds 44 -10 53
17 Huddersfld 44 -8 50
18 Charlton 43 -23 45
19 Doncaster 44 -28 44
20 Millwall 44 -29 44
21 Birmingham 43 -13 43
22 Blackpool 44 -27 43
23 Barnsley 44 -30 39
24 Yeovil 44 -26 37

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