Ebene News – GB – Starting XI: Coventry v Norwich City

Top scorer Teemu Pukki leads the line for Norwich v Coventry
– Credit: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City have named an unchanged squad for tonight’s game against Coventry, but the hosts have made four changes to their starting XI

Daniel Farke remains with the same team that beat Stoke 4-1 at Carrow Road on Saturday, Teemu Pukki looking to add to his brace which took him to 13 goals for the season

The Canaries reclaimed first place this weekend, beating the Potters to end a four-game scoreless streak and rebound from a 2-0 loss at Swansea

Tonight’s game is the first of four games against teams currently in the final five, with Rotherham at home on Saturday, followed by trips to Birmingham and Wycombe next week

Injuries continue to go away for the leaders, with forward Jordan Hugill returning to training after a four-game absence with a hamstring injury and hoping to be involved in Saturday’s game against Rotherham

Marco Stiepermann is set to play for the Under-23s on Friday as he gets back into great shape after two months with an energy-draining virus

Full-back Sam Byram is returning to full training after a year off after two hamstring surgeries and goalkeeper Michael McGovern is hoping to be back before the end of the season after surgery hamstrings at the start of the year

The teams have met twice so far this season, with Coventry snatching a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road in November at the height of the Canaries injury crisis, thanks to a late goal from forward Max Biamou

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They lost 2-0 at Norfolk in January, however, as first goals from Kenny McLean and Jordan Hugill were enough to secure the FA Cup third round victory

Managed by former Norwich striker Mark Robins – who scored 21 goals in 78 games for City between 1992 and 1995 – the Sky Blues were promoted to champions after Ligue 1 was settled on the points method by match

They are 20th and three points clear of the relegation zone before kick-off, with an injury crisis starting to ease after a win in six league games since their FA Cup loss to Norwich, losing 3-1 to Cardiff on Saturday

The hosts – who continue to share the pitch with Birmingham City at St Andrew’s Stadium – are without left winger Sam McCallum, who is not eligible to face his parent club, having been a regular starter for Robins during of his season lend

The other two changes for the Sky Blues are goalkeeper Ben Wilson replacing Marko Marosi and Kyle McFadzean replacing Brighton youngster Leo Ostigard in center of defense

Liam Kelly resumed training this week, with the Coventry captain missing since mid-December with a groin injury, and the midfielder returns to the bench

Much-loved right-winger Fankaty Dabo suffered a knee injury late last month and the Chelsea academy product is only coming back to training

Their top scorer of last season, forward Matt Godden, has scored four goals in the first 10 games of this season, but has since struggled with injuries and a foot problem should keep him sidelined until ‘see you next month

Jodi Jones hopes to return to contention before the end of the season, with the finger since January 2020 with knee problems

NORWICH (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Hanley (C), Gibson, Giannoulis; Skipp, McLean; Buendia, Vrancic, Cantwell; PukkiSubs: Barden (GK), Zimmermann, Quintilla, Tettey, Sorensen, Rupp, Dowell, Hernandez, Idah

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Ebene News – GB – Starting XI: Coventry v Norwich City

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