Josh Sargent starts for Norwich City as they face Preston North End at Deepdale this afternoon.

The American had been a fitness doubt going into the game as he struggled with a minor injury sustained in Tuesday night's draw with Sheffield Wednesday, but has been deemed fit enough to make David Wagner's XI for the game.

Jonathan Rowe's inclusion is another major boost for the Canaries, the England under-21 international featuring on the bench having been out with a hamstring injury since February.

Shane Duffy's replacement of Danny Batth at the heart of defence is Wagner's only change from that Owls draw, while under-21 loanee Pedro Lima is also in the squad.

Club captain Grant Hanley will be unavailable for selection until the end of the month as he works on his fitness individually, while Onel Hernandez will miss the end of the season with a broken foot sustained in training.

Dimitris Giannoulis is currently recovering from a hamstring injury that's expected to keep him out until the end of April.

Former Norwich winger Robbie Brady starts for Preston, with his fellow ex-Canary Ched Evans on the bench.

Preston North End: Woodman; Lindsay, Keane, Browne (C), Frokjaer, Brady, Storey, Hughes, Holmes, Whatmough, Osmajic. SUBS: Cornell (GK), Cunningham, Evans, Stewart, Ledson, Riis, Best, Mawene, Seary.

Norwich City: Gunn; Stacey, Duffy, Gibson, McCallum; Nunez, McLean; Sara, Barnes, Sainz; Sargent. SUBS: Long (GK), van Hooijdonk, Batth, Rowe, Fisher, Welch, Aboh, Lima, Montoia.

Referee: Andrew Kitchen