Hoolahan ready to return

David CuffleyOne of the key figures in Norwich City's League One title success should be back in action tomorrow as the curtain falls on a record-breaking season. Star forward Wes Hoolahan is in line for a recall for the Canaries' final match of the campaign against Carlisle United at Carrow Road (3pm).David Cuffley

One of the key figures in Norwich City's League One title success should be back in action tomorrow as the curtain falls on a record-breaking season.

Star forward Wes Hoolahan is in line for a recall for the Canaries' final match of the campaign against Carlisle United at Carrow Road (3pm).

Hoolahan has been out of action with a thigh strain since the 3-1 defeat at Tranmere on Good Friday, missing six matches, including the victories over Charlton and Gillingham that clinched promotion, then the title.

But the 27-year-old Irishman is back in training and is likely to be available for City's third meeting with Carlisle this season. He scored the only goal in the league fixture at Brunton Park.

Full-back Russell Martin could also return after missing two matches with an ankle injury.

"Wes is doing OK and there is a likelihood he'll be back. Russell Martin trained yesterday. But I will make a decision on them nearer the time," said manager Paul Lambert.

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Lambert will be keen to finish the season in style and apart from skipper Grant Holt, recovering from an ankle operation, he may be in a position to field what he considers his strongest side.

One man unlikely to figure, however, is on-loan forward Stephen Elliott, said to be "stuggling" with an ankle ligaments injury after being substituted just before half-time in the 3-0 win at Bristol Rovers last Saturday. There will be a host of presentations before kick-off tomorrow, including the Barry Butler Memorial Trophy to the player of the season, but the League One trophy will not be presented until after the game.

"That is how it should be, because we must first concentrate on the important business of trying to end our season with another win," said Lambert in his Evening News column tonight.

"Once the match is over, though, I hope everyone - the players, the staff and the supporters - will enjoy the occasion because these events don't come round every day.

"The fans have been magnificent at home and away and it's great to be able to have some silverware to show them as a reward for the part they have played in our success this season."

City, 12 points clear at the top of the table, will be bidding for their ninth league double of the season and an unprecedented 30th victory, which would give them a final total of 98 points.

Carlisle are beset by injury problems and have at least six senior players missing, with goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley and defender Tom Aldred the latest on the casualty list.