Norwich V Ipswich at Carrow Road : Match Preview

23 February 2017
Norwich V Ipswich - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Steven Naismith back to boost Norwich

Steven Naismith is available again as Norwich prepare for Sunday's East Anglian derby against Ipswich at Carrow Road.

The Scottish forward has missed the last five matches with a hamstring injury but has trained this week.

Defender Ivo Pinto has also returned to training having sat out the last two games with a foot injury.

Midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu could be in contention after a thigh problem but striker Nelson Oliveira is still sidelined with a foot injury.

Ipswich will be without on-loan midfielder Tom Lawrence as he completes a two-match suspension for collecting 10 yellow cards.

Captain Luke Chambers and midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, who missed last week's match against parent club Leeds, have been battling a sickness bug but are expected to be involved at Carrow Road.

Forward Freddie Sears will be assessed on a groin problem, while midfielder Luke Hyam has stepped up his recovery from a knee injury and is set to travel along with winger Danny Rowe, who has been carrying a hip/groin problem following his transfer from Macclesfield.

Defenders Steven Taylor (hamstring), Adam Webster (ankle) and on-loan Reading forward Dominic Samuel (broken toe) all continue their rehabilitation, along with midfielders Luke Hyam (knee), Jonny Williams (shoulder) and Giles Coke (knee).