Starting XIs: Hernandez on the bench against Stoke as City name same team for fifth successive league game
PUBLISHED: 14:08 06 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:15 06 October 2018
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Daniel Farke has stuck with the same starting line-up for a fifth successive Championship game for this afternoon’s Carrow Road clash with Stoke City.
The only change for the Canaries is winger Onel Hernandez returning from his spell out following hernia surgery, coming onto the bench in place of Dennis Srbeny after five games out.
The Canaries are looking to extend their unbeaten run to nine matches in all competitions, after a 1-1 draw at Derby on Wednesday night brought an end to a four-game winning streak in the league.
Stoke make two changes, with James McClean and Peter Etebo coming in for Bojan and Saido Berahino.
The Potters have struggled to readjust to the demands of the Championship since relegation after a decade in the Premier League and sit 16th in the table ahead of kick-off, but beat Bolton 2-0 at home on Tuesday night.
That has meant an extra 24 hours’ rest for a Stoke squad packed full of international experience, with keeper Jack Butland retaining his place in the England squad despite dropping down to the second tier – and Gary Rowett’s side are still just five points adrift of the fifth-placed Canaries in a congested division.
Norwich: Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Klose, Lewis; Tettey (C), Leitner; Buendia, Stiepermann, Cantwell; Pukki. Subs: McGovern (GK), Godfrey, Thompson, Trybull, Vrancic, Hernandez, Rhodes
Stoke: Butland; Martina, Williams, Martins Indi, Pieters; Etebo, Woods (C), Allen; Ince, Afobe, McClean. Subs: Federici (GK), Shawcross, Edwards, Bojan, Berahino, Fletcher, Crouch
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