Norwich City’s Lewis Grabban is fit for OGC Nice friendly but Jonny Howson and Gary Hooper miss out

Norwich City's Lewis Grabban was on taget again for the Canaries against Celta Vigo at Carrow Road.

Norwich City's Lewis Grabban was on taget again for the Canaries against Celta Vigo at Carrow Road. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Norwich City's summer striker signing Lewis Grabban is included in a 20-man squad for Monday's Carrow Road homecoming friendly against OGC Nice (KO 7:45pm).

Grabban sat out both matches of City's Italian tour last week to rest an Achilles concern, but the 26-year-old trained with the squad on their return to England on Sunday and is now in the mix for Neil Adams' squad.

Jonny Howson will miss both home friendlies this week, with Celta Vigo visiting Carrow Road on Friday, after picking up a knee injury in Friday's 1-1 draw with SC Bastia in Sallanches.

Gary Hooper is another who will not feature against OGC Nice as a precaution with Kyle Lafferty (shin), Ricky van Wolfswinkel (knee) and Alex Tettey (groin) all absent. Adams has drafted in youngsters Reece Hall-Johnson, Carlton Morris and Repbulic of Ireland youth international Kyle Callan-McFadden will also be included if he passes a late fitness test.

Supporters are advised to purchase tickets in advance, with the Carrow Road ticket office and Jarrold Stand turnstiles 52-57 (cash buyers only) open until kick-off at 7.45pm.


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Tickets for the game are priced at £15 for adults, £10 over-65s, £5 under-17s and £1 for under-12s. The upper tiers at Carrow Road and the Barclays Stand Lower will not be open.

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• Norwich City's 20-man squad: John Ruddy (GK), Steven Whittaker, Bradley Johnson, Russell Martin (c), Michael Turner, Lewis Grabban, Anthony Pilkington, Wes Hoolahan, Jamar Loza, Elliott Bennett, Javier Garrido, Josh Murphy, Nathan Redmond, Ryan Bennett, Jacob Murphy, Declan Rudd (GK), Andrew Surman, Kyle Callan-McFadden, Reece Hall-Johnson, Carlton Morris.

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