As it happened: Norwich City U21s 7, Southampton U21s 2

Kyle Lafferty scores the opening goal to put Norwich City Under-21s 1-0 up against Manchester United

Kyle Lafferty scores the opening goal to put Norwich City Under-21s 1-0 up against Manchester United Under-21s. Picture: Jason Dawson/Jasonpix - Credit: JASON DAWSON

Norwich City Under-21s will again be bolstered by four first-team players at Carrow Road this evening.

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The young Canaries included senior players Declan Rudd, Steven Whittaker, Graham Dorrans and Kyle Lafferty in their starting line-up for last Monday's 2-0 defeat of Manchester United U21s, in front of over 5,000 supporters.

Entry is again free as the youngsters of Southampton head for Norfolk this evening (7pm kick-off), with Lafferty again involved and joined by club captain Russell Martin, goalkeeper Jake Kean and Belgian midfielder Vadis Odjidja Ofoe.

The City U21s brought an end to a six-match losing streak when they beat United last week, with Lafferty and Jamar Loza on target.

Teams are able to include three over-age players in their under-21 squads, with an over-age goalkeeper also permitted.

We'll have live updates from the Barclays U21 Premier League clash on this page from 6.30pm.

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