Ipswich reserves at Carrow Road
CHRIS LAKEY Local rivalries resume at Carrow Road tonight when Norwich City's second string entertain their rivals from Ipswich (7.30pm), determined to avenge a 3-0 defeat earlier this season.
Local rivalries resume at Carrow Road tonight when Norwich City's second string entertain their rivals from Ipswich (7.30pm), determined to avenge a 3-0 defeat earlier this season.
Academy boss Ricky Martin is expected to send out a young Canaries side - although the final line-up will depend very much on last night's first team match at Preston.
“It depends on the starting line-up and which of the subs played and for how long,” said Martin, whose team were 3-1 winners at MK Dons last week.
A decent crowd is expected at Carrow Road where local honour is at stake, no matter the age an experience of the teams.
“The game will, as always, be competitive,” added Martin. “Our boys will have grown up playing against many of the Ipswich lads over the years so there will be memories of victories and defeats that have developed.
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“We lost there earlier in the season so we will be looking to even things up.
“It's a good opportunity for fans to see some of those younger players and for the players themselves to experience a derby crowd at Carrow Road.”
The Canaries are seventh in the 10-team East division of the Pontins Holiday Combination and face a tough task tonight against a free-scoring Ipswich team which sits top with 11 wins from 12 matches.
With Joe Lewis on the bench at Preston last night, Steven Arnold is in goal, with Andrew Cave-Brown - recalled from his loan spell at King's Lynn - set to play in defence, along with Michael Spillane.
Team (likely): Arnold, Cave-Brown, Quaye, O'Toole, Miller, Bexfield, Lathrope, Smart, Renton, Muddell. Subs: Eames, Yong, McLean, Daley, Byrne.