Date: 19th September 2018 at 3:58pm
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Tonight, Norwich City visit the Madejski Stadium as Paul Clement’s side look to make it two wins in a row for the first time this season.

Summer signing Saeid Ezatolahi is available for selection after receiving international clearance. The Iranian international who arrived from Russian side Rostov in the window got visa clearance from France. Josh Sims will be pushing to make his first start for his new team after making a match winning impact in the win over Preston. Sam Walker is set to keep his place in goal after his surprise selection at Deepdale.

Garath McCleary has been building up his return to full fitness by getting some minutes for the U23’s but tonight is expected to be too soon for a return. Jordan Obita, Adrian Popa and Dave Edwards are all still absent.

Norwich captain Grant Hanley is missing with a quad injury that has ruled him out for up to two months. The skipper was replaced by Christoph Zimmerman in the heart of the defence for Saturday’s 1-0 win over Middlesbrough and is likely to keep his place in a line up that is expected to be unchanged.

This game will be seen by Clement as a must-win game, with Norwich not having had the best of starts to the season. However, the Canaries defeated promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough at the weekend so they will be on a high as a result. As long as we don’t throw away the hard work of Saturday and get beaten here then the confidence will build within the squad. I think tonight’s game will be a draw.

 

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