Leeds links add extra spice to Carrow Road clash

Former Norwich City striker Steve Morison could be in the Leeds line-up at Carrow Road tonight. Pict

Former Norwich City striker Steve Morison could be in the Leeds line-up at Carrow Road tonight. Picture: PA - Credit: PA

There will be familiar faces in both teams at Carrow Road tonight, as Norwich City look to get back to winning ways in the Championship against Leeds United.

City midfielders Jonny Howson and Bradley Johnson will both be facing their former club, with Howson formerly captain at Elland Road having come through the Yorkshire club's academy system.

There is also likely to be a former Canary in the Leeds team, in the shape of striker Steve Morison.

A calf injury has limited the Wales international's involvement so far this season but the 31-year-old has come off the bench in the Whites' last two games.

'A powerful player, can cause you problems,' City boss Neil Adams said of Morison, who scored 10 goals in City's first season back in the Premier League in 2011/12, before falling out of favour. 'Of course we're well aware of all the Leeds players, it's not just about one. We know what we've got to do to combat what we expect from them but also we've got to focus on what we've got to do.

'They've got some good players, they drive well from midfield, they pass it, try and get plenty of passes in and they do offer a threat, the same as every other team in the Championship.'

Adams accepts the links between the two clubs will add some spice to the game, as his side look to end a run of three games without a win, adding: 'Players like playing against their former clubs normally, you just have to be careful they don't want to do too much.

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'But I think a player would be kidding you if he said it was just another game, it's just human nature when you're playing against your former team-mates and former club, you want to go and show them how good you are and we've got a few of those in our team.'