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Team news ahead of Monday night's Championship clash between Norwich and Bristol City at Carrow Road.

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Lappin: Could be in Norwich squad

Lappin: Could be in Norwich squad

Norwich have concerns over the fitness of defender Zak Whitbread and striker Aaron Wilbraham.

Both played in the victory over Leicester despite back problems, Wilbraham defying the pain barrier to notch his first goal for the club.

Whitbread was substituted through injury in the previous game against Preston but played the full 90 minutes at the Walkers Stadium and could feature.

Midfielder Simon Lappin is recovering well from an appendectomy and may make the squad for the first time in three weeks but striker Chris Martin remains unavailable with a hamstring injury.

Manager Paul Lambert can mastermind a move into the automatic promotion places with a win over the resurgent Robins should results go their way over the weekend.

Bristol City are waiting on the fitness of defenders Liam Fontaine and Steven Caulker and midfielder Kalifa Cisse.

Fontaine is nursing a sore ankle following the midweek victory over Portsmouth, while Cisse had stitches in a cut on his heel at half-time against Pompey but managed to complete the game.

A bruised hip ruled out on-loan centre-half Caulker on Tuesday night. He has been receiving treatment at parent club Tottenham but is expected to be fit.

Already without long-term casualties Louis Carey (skull fracture), Jamie McAllister (rib fracture), Cole Skuse and Jon Stead, manager Keith Millen will be hoping Fontaine and Cisse also make it.

Of the long-term injured, striker Stead is expected to be back in training within two weeks while midfielder Skuse will have an x-ray on Monday to check on his toe fracture.

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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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