Portsmouth v Norwich preview

Team news ahead of Monday night's Championship clash between Portsmouth and Norwich City at Fratton Park (kick-off 7.45pm).

Last Updated: 02/05/11 at 08:40

Lawrence: Calf injury

Lawrence: Calf injury

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Portsmouth are set to be without Liam Lawrence and Dave Kitson.

Winger Lawrence missed both matches over Easter with the torn calf muscle he sustained at Cardiff a week earlier, and striker Kitson sat out Monday's 1-1 draw at Burnley after injuring his ribs against Swansea on Saturday.

The duo are not expected to be fit to face the Canaries but they could return at Scunthorpe on the final day of the season.

On-loan Manchester United full-back Ritchie de Laet limped off at Turf Moor with a calf injury and needs a fitness test along with midfielder Joel Ward, who also has calf trouble.

Defender Ricardo Rocha is suspended for the remainder of the season.

Norwich manager Paul Lambert will wait to analyse the fitness of defender Zak Whitbread before naming his squad.

Whitbread picked up a hip injury during the 3-2 defeat of Derby on Easter Monday so on-loan Blackpool man Rob Edwards could make a start.

Striker Chris Martin will again be on the bench after recovering from a hamstring injury as Simeon Jackson partners captain Grant Holt in attack.

Jackson scored his second hat-trick in the space of six games to beat the Rams and has come into form at the perfect time.

Fellow striker Sam Vokes has been recalled by parent club Wolves but Oli Johnson and Owain Tudur Jones are back at Carrow Road after loan spells with Yeovil and Brentford respectively. Striker Aaron Wilbraham will miss the run-in with a back injury and is joined on the casualty list by defender Leon Barnett (hamstring).

The Canaries will return to the Premier League with a victory if Cardiff lose to Middlesbrough earlier in the day.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Championship Fixtures

There are no fixtures at present.

Footer 365

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke was sent letter from South African FA

Sky Sports News HQ has a copy of a letter sent from the South African FA to FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke.

Real Madrid are confident of landing David de Gea

Real Madrid are growing increasingly confident of signing Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Agent: Benteke won't sign new Villa deal

Christian Benteke will turn down a new deal from Aston Villa and try force a move out of the club, his agent revealed during a prank phone call.

Mail Box

Liverpool 2015 Feels Like Liverpool 2011...

One Mailer says Benteke = Carroll, Bellamy = Milner and Clyne = Downing. Plus we have U21 Euro impatience, farewell Rio, Rafa Benitez, Milner, FIFA and title play-offs...

Calling Carlo For Liverpool... Please

One Liverpool Mailer wants a manager who isn't starstruck by the job. Plus why Milner has now become overrated, play-offs for the title, Ronaldinho and democracy..

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company