It's all as you were for Worthy

For the fifth Championship game in a row, Nigel Worthington has few reasons to change either his formation or his line-up. The only concern he has had this week is over striker Robert Earnshaw, who sprained his wrist playing for Wales against Brazil on Tuesday.

For the fifth Championship game in a row, Canaries manager Nigel Worthington has few reasons to change either his formation or his line-up.

The only concern he has had this week is over striker Robert Earnshaw, who sprained his wrist playing for Wales against Brazil on Tuesday. Worthington is confident his leading scorer will be fit, but the Welshman will wear protective strapping if necessary.

On-loan goalkeeper Lee Camp will take his place on the bench, with Joe Lewis sidelined by a fractured cheekbone while defender Matthieu Louis-Jean's recovery after a long injury lay-off with a hamstring injury has hit a minor setback - a bruised toe. Striker Peter Thorne is still out with a hamstring problem, but youngster Rossi Jarvis is fit again, although he is likely to need more outings in the reserves before he can be considered for a place in the first team squad. The only other change on the bench will be to cover the departure of Leon McKenzie to Coventry.

Lee Croft is closer to lasting a full 90 minutes as his body clock finally adjusts to Championship, rather than Premiership, time, and he will resume his strike partnership with Darren Huckerby and Earnshaw.


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In defence, the only disruption will be if Adam Drury's wife goes into labour with their first child. Should that happen, the left back will be straight out of the squad - Worthington is clearly hoping its timing is as good as its father's.

Gary Doherty showed no ill effects form a training ground collision with Richard Dunne during his trip away with the Republic of Ireland, while Youssef Safri also returned unscathed from African Cup of Nations duty with Morroco.

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