Shackell to get reserve run-out

Jason Shackell will make his long-awaited comeback from injury when Norwich City's second string resume their Premiership Reserve League programme with a game against Coventry this evening.

Jason Shackell will make his long-awaited comeback from injury when Norwich City's second string resume their Premiership Reserve League programme with a game against Coventry this evening.

The young defender has been an unused substitute in the Canaries' three previous first team fixtures - but this will be his first taste of competitive action since October 3, when he injured ankle ligaments while playing for Keith Webb's side.

Shackell was given the all-clear to push on after visiting a specialist last week and, along with Jim Brennan, will provide some welcome experience at the back in what is otherwise a squad made up entirely of teenagers.

“It will be good to see Jason back in action,” said Webb. “He has been out for a long time but hopefully the injury is behind him now. What he needs now is games - and he will play from the start against Coventry. We'll see how he goes and make a decision on how long he plays on the night.”

Tonight's game, which kicks-off at 7pm, is being played at Rugby Town's Butlin Road ground.

City Reserves: Lewis, Cave-Brown, Spillane, Shackell, Brennan, Smart, Rossi Jarvis, Fisk, Eagle, Howlett, Martin. Subs: Muddel, Eames, Daley.

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