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Alex Neil and Mick McCarthy go head-to-head again on Sunday in the latest East Anglian derby. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City and Ipswich Town renew rivalries at Carrow Road this coming weekend with bragging rights and Championship points at stake.

Jubilant scenes at Carrow Road after Norwich City beat Ipswich Town to seal a Wembley play-off date in 2015. 
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Norwich City have held the bragging rights over their bitter East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town for a number of years - but is that in danger of ending on Sunday at Carrow Road?

Grant Holt  has a laugh at Ipswich's expense as the Canaries head for a 5-1 victory at Ipswich.

Norwich City will be aiming to extend an impressive unbeaten run in the East Anglian derby when they take on Ipswich Town in Sunday’s high noon shoot-out at Carrow Road.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil knows it needs a slip up from the top six to get in the promotion mix. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil admits Norwich City have reached crisis point in their Championship promotion bid.

Former Norwich City youngster Kyle McFadden is back in his native Ireland with Sligo Rovers. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Former Norwich City FA Youth Cup winner Kyle McFadden is not giving up hope of a return to English football, ahead of his League of Ireland debut with Sligo.

Norwich City assistant boss Alan Irvine is being touted with the vacant Rangers post. Picture: Jasonpix

Alan Irvine has emerged as a leading contender to take over at Glasgow giants Rangers.

Ben Killip was in good form in South Wales. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON

Norwich City Under-23s were sunk by two first half goals in last night’s Premier League Two clash at Swansea.

Norwich City's Jonathan Howson (centre) celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates Cameron Jerome (left) and Bradley Johnson (right) during the play-off semi-final first leg against Ipswich. Picture: PA

I have noticed that people who don’t come from Norfolk or Suffolk really struggle to grasp the magnitude of the East Anglian Derby.

Timm Klose, Russell Martin and Josh Murphy look as the Norwich Cit fans feel, following defeat at Burton. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City writers Michael Bailey and Paddy Davitt discuss the Canaries’ Championship defeat at lowly Burton Albion with pinkun.com editor Pete Raven and our undercover agent David Freezer.

Norwich's Jonny Howson looks dejected as the Burton players celebrate their sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Pirelli Stadium. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IMAGES

So that was Burton. Any excitement garnered from visiting a ground that Norwich City had never played at before quickly gave way to an all too familiar knot in the stomach.

Tempers flare between Burton's Tom Flanagan and Cameron Jerome. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

After another ‘pitch-war’ defeat for Norwich City, Michael Bailey offers six more lectures for the Canaries to digest following their Burton Albion loss.

Norwich City slipped up again on the road in the Championship at Burton Albion. 
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Norwich City’s slender play-off hopes suffered another blow against Championship strugglers Burton Albion.

Russell Martin and Cameron Jerome try to work out where it all went wrong for Norwich City at Burton. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City writers Michael Bailey and Paddy Davitt answer your questions in our pinkun.com Norwich City online debate from 1pm – at pinkun.com/debate

Norwich City have celebrated scoring 58 goals so far this season, ranking them amongst the best clubs in Europe. 
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Norwich City may be recovering from a disappointing loss at Burton but it is the Canaries’ goal-scoring prowess which is making national headlines.

Former Norwich City player Malcolm Allen.

When Sutton United run out at Gander Green Lane tonight to take on Arsenal in a classic David versus Goliath encounter it will bring back fond memories for former Norwich City striker Malcolm Allen.

City boss Alex Neil watches as his side go down to yet another away defeat. 
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After a Herculean effort against Newcastle on Tuesday night, there were a few fans around me celebrating the draw like they would a goal when the final whistle sounded.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil pulled no punches after his side's Burton defeat. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Cut out the stupid mistakes, warned Alex Neil, or risk a Championship derby defeat to bitter rivals Ipswich Town.

Cameron Jerome headed Norwich City level with Burton players claiming he handled the ball in diverting home Steven Whittaker's miscue. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Arrogance and stupidity. Alex Neil’s post-match words were aimed squarely at a Norwich City collective with a Championship deficiency.

Steven Whittaker of Norwich wins a header during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent
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Consistency remains the euphemism of choice for being good at football.

Harry Toffolo was sent off for Scunthorpe United at Bramall Lane.

Harry Toffolo was sent off for the first time in his senior career – but it didn’t inflict too much damage on his loan club.

Exeter forward Ollie Watkins looks to beat Tariqe Fosu during their clash with Colchester United in January. Picture: Richard Blaxall/Pagepix

Norwich City have been linked with a move for Exeter City starlet Ollie Watkins come the summer.

Steven Whittaker attempts a cross as he's defended by Burton's matchwinner, Michael Kightly. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

There were no shocks or surprises for Norwich City to deal with at Burton – and sadly not many in the end result either.

Russell Martin and Cameron Jerome try to work out where it all went wrong for Norwich City at Burton. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Mustard sports editor Michael Bailey and Eastern Daily Press chief writer Paddy Davitt have their say following Norwich City’s EFL Championship defeat at the struggling Brewers.

The traveling Norwich City fans get prepared on the terraces at the Pirelli Stadium before kick-off with Burton. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Michael Bailey chats with the Norwich City supporters outside Pirelli Stadium, ahead of their side’s Championship clash at struggling Burton Albion.

An all too familiar feeling after Norwich City slumped to a 2-1 Championship defeat at Burton. 
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Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ latest away defeat.

Cameron Jerome notched his fifth in seven games. 
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Which Norwich City player performed the best in the 2-1 Championship defeat at Burton Albion? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.

Cameron Jerome scored Norwich City's second half goal at Burton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil was left seething at the manner Norwich City gifted Burton a damaging 2-1 Championship win.

Cameron Jerome diverted Steven Whittaker's miscue past Burton keeper Jon McLaughlin. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Rate the Norwich City players against Burton Albion

Norwich City players look dejected after a 2-1 defeat at Burton. 
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Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his snap verdict from the Pirelli Stadium

The Norwich players look dejected after conceding their side’s 1st goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent
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We want to hear your thoughts on the Canaries’ performance against Burton Albion and - with the record button on this page - now we can.

Cauley Woodrow slots Burton's first goal in a 2-1 win over Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City’s fading Championship play-off hopes suffered a major blow with a 2-1 defeat at relegation-threatened Burton on their first ever trip to the Pirelli Stadium.

Cameron Jerome of Norwich scores his sides 1st goal but the Burton players claim it was handball during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent
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Re-live Norwich City’s clash against Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium in the Championship.

Malcolm Allen scoring against Sutton United in the FA Cup in January, 1989.

They’d beaten top-flight Coventry City 2-1 in one of the biggest-ever FA Cup shocks.

Wes Hoolahan was a key figure in the win at Cardiff City
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Norwich City proved they can mix it with the Championship aristocracy against Newcastle. Now the Canaries must pass a different test of their promotion credentials.

The 1967 Canaries, back row, left to right: Dave Stringer, Gordon Bolland, Laurie Brown, Kevin Keelan, Terry Allcock, Joe Mullett, Hugh Curran. Front: Mal Lucas, Mike Kenning, Don Heath, Laurie Sheffield, Tommy Bryceland, Terry Anderson. Photo: Archant Library

Half a century ago today, what was then considered a minor miracle occurred at Old Trafford.

The Pirelli Stadium, home of Burton Albion. Photo: PA

Question: Name the four sides we have not met in a competitive game?

Burton's Jackson Irvine tangles with City defender Ivo Pinto durign the game in September. 
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Q So, a first league trip to the Pirelli Stadium for Norwich City – what can fans, and indeed players, expect?

Nelson Oliveira is one of a number of notable Norwich City absentees for the trip to Burton. 
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Alex Neil is urging his depleted Norwich City squad for ‘one last push’ ahead of the Canaries’ first-ever trip to Burton’s Pirelli Stadium, before they gear up for a Championship derby against Ipswich Town.

Lincoln City celebrate after beating Oldham in the second round of the FA Cup, top set up a tie with Ipswich. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Norwich City academy product Sam Habergham is preparing for the biggest game of his career and loving every moment of his time in the spotlight.

Jacob Murphy notched his eighth goal of the season against Newcastle United. 
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Jacob Murphy aims to prove the best is yet to come this season as he closes in on his goals target.

Norwich City midfielder Ray Grant has joined Dagenham on a youth loan. Picture by Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City midfielder Ray Grant has completed a youth loan move to National League Dagenham and Redbridge until May 15.

A general view of the Unilever Marmite factory in Burton on Trent

You might ask how did a Norwich-born lad who barely left East Anglia before he was 18 ended up living in the small and under-stated West Midlands town of Burton-upon-Trent?

Ivo Pinto has been ruled out of the trip to Burton. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Alex Neil revealed he has fresh injury doubts ahead of Norwich City’s Championship trip to Burton on Saturday.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Live coverage of Norwich City’s pre-match press conference ahead of their fixture at Burton Albion.

Cameron Jerome may have to shoulder extra goalscoring responsibility in the wake of Nelson Oliveira's injury. Picture: FOCUS IMAGES

Norwich City may have to handle Cameron Jerome with extra care to ensure the Canaries frontman is able to spearhead the club’s promotion drive.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough knows the size of the task against Norwich City. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

Burton boss Nigel Clough is in no doubt Norwich City were right to keep faith with Alex Neil, ahead of the Brewers’ bid to trip up the Canaries on Saturday.

King George VI meets the players at Carrow Road.

It’s another first for Norwich City this weekend when they head to Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium for the first time in the club’s history.

Sam Habergham in action for Lincoln during their success against Ipswich during the FA Cup fourth round. Picture: Pagepix

The magic of the FA Cup may have worn off for some of the country’s biggest clubs but a Norwich City academy product is helping prove the old competition can still have its moments.

Cameron Jerome looked like a man on a mission after getting his chance against Newcastle United. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

It was a random fixture change. An exciting fixture too. The prospect of Norwich City taking on Huddersfield under floodlights and in front of the live Sky Sports cameras will be one of the key evenings this season.

Goal-line technology will be used by referees in the Championship next season. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

Goal-line technology will be back in use at Carrow Road next season, even if Norwich City do not achieve promotion back to the Premier League.

Jonny Howson scored the only goal when Norwich beat Bristol City 1-0 at Carrow Road in August. 
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Another midweek beamback of an away game has been announced by Norwich City.

Norwich City midfielder Conor McGrandles is continuing to make his way back from a broken leg. Picture: FOCUS IMAGES

The long road to recovery is finally coming to an end for Norwich City midfielder Conor McGrandles.

The Pink Un Show is our Norwich City fanzine on Mustard TV - and it's well worth a look for all Canaries fans.

This week’s Pink Un Show – Mustard TV’s Norwich City fanzine – is right here to watch, as the crew cover all the latest Canaries talking points.

Jonny Howson scoring that incredible goal. Photo: Paul Chesterton

I’ve played over 750 games in my career and have watched hundreds of games over the years, but never in my life have I seen a team score five better goals in one game than Norwich did last weekend against Nottingham Forest.

John Ruddy shares a joke with manager Alex Neil, ahead of Norwich City's Championship victory at Cardiff. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City battled harder than at any point this season to fend off Newcastle United on Tuesday night – but it was their last line of defence that stood tallest.

Glenn Middleton was one of two 17-year-olds, alongside defender Timi Odusina, to start for Norwich City U23s against Everton. 
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The resilience of Norwich City’s young guns impressed outgoing under-23s boss Dmitri Halajko as he signed off with an important victory over Everton.

Ebou Adams scored the winning goal against Everton U23s. Picture by Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City Under-23s have kept their Premier League Cup campaign alive, with the help of a goalkeeping howler as heavy rain fell at Carrow Road, after a superb display from their own keeper Paul Jones.

Over-age keeper Paul Jones was in fine form for Norwich City Under-23s against Everton. Picture: Jasonpix

Norwich City Under-23s returned to action with a 1-0 win over Everton U23s in a Premier League Cup tie at Carrow Road this evening.

Penalty hero Remi Matthews. Picture: Denise Bradley

Canaries goalkeeper Remi Matthews has been praised for his penalty heroics as Hamilton made it through to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.

Nelson Oliveira could be out for a month because of a foot injury. Photo: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.

Alex Neil will have no choice but to send a patched-up Norwich City into battle against Burton.

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Championship table

Team Played Points
5. Leeds United 33 58
6. Sheffield Wednesday 32 58
7. Norwich City 33 51
8. Fulham 31 49
9. Barnsley 33 49

Fixtures and results

Opponent Date Result
Newcastle (H) Tue Feb 14 2-2
Burton Albion (A) Sat Feb 18 2-1
Ipswich Town (H) Sun Feb 26
Sheff Weds (A) Sat Mar 4
Bristol City (A) Tue Mar 7
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