Four former Canaries lie in wait for Norwich City at Derby County

Bradley Johnson of Norwich City celebrates scoring the opener in a 2-0 win over Ipswich at Carrow Ro

Bradley Johnson of Norwich City celebrates scoring the opener in a 2-0 win over Ipswich at Carrow Road in March 2015. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

There will be plenty of familiar faces on show when Norwich City clash with Derby County in the Championship tomorrow.

Chief among the former Canaries preparing to face their old club is the winner of City's 2015 player of the season award Bradley Johnson.

The tough 29-year-old midfielder scored 15 goals and was seen by many as the talisman who led the way to promotion during the 2014/15 season, via play-off final joy at Wembley.

He was deemed surplus to requirements by Alex Neil after four Premier League games and sold to Derby in a deal worth around £8million and went on to score five goals in 33 games last season, with Derby ultimately beaten by Hull in the play-off semi-finals.

The former Leeds man was in and out of the Rams team under Nigel Pearson earlier this season but has started every game since Steve McClaren's successful return to the club last month.

Also in the Derby squad is Canaries academy product Jason Shackell, who made 131 appearances for Norwich between 2003 and 2008, before returning for 14 games of the 2008-09 season.

The centre-back is now 33 years old, having also played for Barnsley and Burnley but has only featured as an unused substitute under McClaren so far.

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Shackell is lower in the pecking order than a player he played alongside at Norwich, Alex Pearce.

The 28-year-old made 11 appearances for City when on loan from Reading at the end of the 2007-08 season, who he was released by in the summer of 2015 after playing in 240 matches for the Royals.

Lastly is attacking midfielder Jacob Butterfield, who is a regular for the Rams but made just three cup appearances for the Canaries after being signed in the summer of 2012.

After being signed by Paul Lambert before the manager left for Aston Villa, Butterfield went out on loan to Bolton and Crystal Palace during Chris Hughton's reign and was sold to Middlesbrough just a year after signing.

Butterfield has been talking to the media ahead of tomorrow's match, press play on the video above to hear his thoughts on the encounter.

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