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

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Smith: A doubt for Norwich

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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