New Norwich City signing Alexander Tettey could get first outing against Scunthorpe

Chris Hughton plans to let some of his fringe players off the leash for this week's League Cup tie against Scunthorpe – which could also include a home debut for latest arrival Alexander Tettey.

The Norwegian international was introduced to the home crowd prior to the QPR draw and Hughton believes City's new purchase can be a midfield enforcer for the club.

'He is high energy in the middle of the park – perhaps a little bit more defensive than what we have already got,' said Hughton.

'We hope he complements what we already have. If I look at this game we certainly had that in midfield. Brad (Johnson) can give us that defensive role, but he also has that range of passing to push on.

'Yes, I will use the squad. We have got a lot of players who are desperate to play and do well and desperate to impress and that is what you want so I will make changes for Tuesday.'

Hughton confirmed City will also keep abreast of any fresh transfer window opportunities ahead of Friday's deadline.

The Canaries' chief was strongly linked with a move for Anderlecht captain Lucas Biglia prior to Tettey's acquisition.

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'We've certainly made lots of enquiries about players and some of those come into the public domain. That would be the case with Biglia,' said Hughton.

'There are numerous players, but we are certainly delighted to have brought Alexander in. If we are able to improve the competition in the squad then we will endeavour to do so. If we can, then good, if not then I am happy with what we have got.'

Hughton sanctioned a season-long loan exit for James Vaughan prior to the weekend which leaves him with four senior frontmen on the books.

'At this stage we just felt that he needed to play regularly,' said Hughton.

'He's our player – we've sent him away to get those games under his belt and the plan is for him to come back here a better player.'

Midfielder Elliott Bennett is poised to be out for up to a month with the knee injury suffered in the second half of the opening day Premier League defeat at Fulham

'He will be three to four weeks - which is a blow,' said Hughton..