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Preview: Norwich (A)

6 March 2018

Nottingham Forest take on Norwich City on Tuesday night as they look to make it three wins on the spin at Carrow Road.

The Reds have beaten QPR and Birmingham in successive games to extend their unbeaten run to four and will look to defeat Daniel Farke's side to add to the growing confidence at The City Ground.

Aitor Karanka's side have been building a togetherness and have shown a steely desire to defend and an aggression in attack to build this run of form.

Norwich meanwhile have failed to reach the heights of last year which saw them come close to a play-off place, but an unbeaten February is sure to have boosted The Canaries' confidence ahead of the match.

See below for Aitor Karanka's pre-match views.

Team news

Eric Lichaj is available for selection again having completed his three-match suspension. David Vaughan remains out while Jack Hobbs has stepped up his recovery after featuring for the Under 23s last night.

Aitor Karanka will have to decide whether to start with Ben Brereton or Daryl Murphy up front, with the Irishman replacing the 18-year-old at half-time on Saturday.

From the opposition

Daniel Farke says his Norwich City side will show respect to Nottingham Forest but believes his team has what it takes to get a much-needed victory at Carrow Road.

Speaking to Norwich's official website, Farke said: "We have to be really respectful for this game but we know we are in a good shape. We want to go further on.

"We are flexible right now and we are able to switch formations because the lads are comfortable.

"We have many options and the opponent doesn't know if we will come with a three-man or four-man formation.

"We are unbeaten since January and have put in some good performances. Hopefully we can reward ourselves with a win."

One to watch - James Maddison

With nine goals and six assists to his name in the league this season, it has been a good breakthrough season for James Maddison at Norwich. 

The 21-year-old has been a key man for Daniel Farke's side this season and will be at the centre of things for The Canaries on Tuesday night.

He has scored key goals, including winning strikes against Millwall, Bristol City and Brentford since the start of 2018. 

Last time out

Tickets

Tickets are no longer available from the Nottingham Forest ticket office but will be available on arrival at Carrow Road.

Click here for full details.

Coverage

The match will be broadcast live on iFollow Forest for international subscribers, with live audio commentary also available.

There will also be full coverage via the club's official social media channels and in the Match Centre.

Other fixtures

All fixtures to be played at 7.45pm on Tuesday unless otherwise stated:

Birmingham v Middlesbrough
Burton v Brentford
Cardiff v Barnsley
Fulham v Sheffield United
Hull v Millwall
Preston v Bristol City
QPR v Derby
Sheffield Wednesday v Ipswich
Sunderland v Aston Villa
Reading v Bolton (8pm)
Leeds v Wolves (Wednesday)


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