MATCHDAY LIVE: Norwich City v Birmingham – Injury-hit Canaries bid for home boost

Norwich City return to home Championship action for the first time this year, when Birmingham City v

Norwich City return to home Championship action for the first time this year, when Birmingham City visit Carrow Road. - Credit: Archant

Follow all the build-up, live score, action and reaction as we bring you full coverage of Norwich City's 2018-19 EFL Championship clash with Birmingham City, in our Matchday Live blog from Carrow Road.

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Our correspondents Paddy Davitt, Michael Bailey and David Freezer are following the Canaries from the matchday build-up to full-time fallout all season long.

They will bring you all the action and talking points before, during and after Friday's visit from Garry Monk's Blues (7.45pm kick-off).

• Follow live updates from the match and the rest of the day as it unfolds, above

Daniel Farke's side kicked off a tough run of fixtures last weekend with an excellent draw at West Bromwich Albion, thanks to Jordan Rhodes' late equaliser.

Following their 2-2 draw at home to Norwich on the opening weekend of the season, Birmingham have proven one of the Championship's surprise packages – but they also had a tricky weekend of it last time out, losing at home to promotion-pushers Middlesbrough.

The Blues are now winless in four games, and sit eighth in the table.

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Following Friday night's Championship clash, Farke's Canaries are back at Carrow Road next Saturday with automatic promotion chasers Sheffield United in town under boss Chris Wilder (3pm).

A crunch trip to Marcelo Bielsa's Championship leaders Leeds United then takes place at Elland Road seven days later (5.30pm).

Each and every Norwich City first-team game, our reporters will be on the scene. If you see them – especially with their cameras – say hello.

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• Follow David Freezer on Twitter @davefreezer

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