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Norwich City v Newcastle United- Time to make a statement

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On the back of a scrappy 1-0 victory against Wolves, Newcastle United will travel to Carrow Road hoping to stamp their authority on the Championship.

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Mitrovic bagged a brace in last season's meeting at Carrow Road.
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Seventh placed Norwich could be without several bodies for the game. Alex Neill claimed a few are "touch and go", although he would not reveal their identities.

Ivo Pinto did have to be withdrawn in the 5-1 hammering of Nottingham Forest though, and is likely to be one of those spoken about.

They will welcome back midfielder Alex Tettey after a two game suspension.

Providing Pinto is fit, then their back four will remain the same, with Russell Martin and Tim Klose at the heart of defence.

Tettey is not likely to start the game, given the fine form of both Jonny Howson and Youssouff Mulumbu.

Neill could opt to recall Cameron Jerome after he was named on the bench at the weekend. However, Nelson Oliveira has been performing well and will want to keep his place.

Newcastle will be boosted by the return of Dwight Gayle. The forward has not featured since his goal-scoring performance in the 2-1 victory over Brentford. Whether he plays from the start however, remains to be seen, especially after Aleksandar Mitrovic provided the winning goal last time out.

Vurnon Anita has also began training again after an ankle injury, but is unlikely to be available just yet.

Isaac Hayden will be ready to play after a knock he suffered against Derby. As always, either him or Colback will partner Shelvey in the middle of the park.

The back four will be unchanged after a brilliant defensive display at Molineux.

The only absentee is Rolando Aarons, who is set to miss the rest of the season.

Likely line ups

Norwich: Ruddy, Pinto, Martin, Klose, Dijks, Howson, Mulumbu, Murphy, Hoolahan, Pritchard, Jerome

Newcastle: Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Shelvey, Colback, Ritchie, Diame, Atsu, Mitrovic

Score prediction: Norwich City 2-2 Newcastle United

The match is not scheduled for TV, but you can follow the match by tuning into BBC Radio Newcastle's live commentary, courtesy of the official NUFC website.