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Midfielder Darel Russell will be back in contention for Norwich when Oldham visit Carrow Road after returning to training.

The 29-year-old missed Tuesday night's 3-0 win at Southend with the dead leg he sustained in last Saturday`s FA Cup second-round defeat by Carlisle at Brunton Park.

Left-back Adam Drury should also be fit after being substituted at half-time at Roots Hall with an ankle injury.

Striker Luke Daley made a substitute appearance at Southend after a long-term thigh injury but is again expected to start on the bench.

Midfielder Matt Gill is not ready to return to first-team action yet despite being back in training following a calf injury while Owain Tudur Jones (groin), George Francomb (thigh) and Declan Rudd (knee) are still ruled out.

Oldham boss Dave Penney will be without Alex Marrow through suspension.

The on-loan Blackburn midfielder picked up his fifth booking of the season in Tuesday's 2-0 home defeat against Leeds and now serves a one-match ban.

Marrow deputised at centre-back for the injured Reuben Hazell against Leeds and his absence could be keenly felt at Carrow Road.

Penney is desperate for Hazell to recover from a calf strain in time to feature, with only youngster Laquan Esdaile-Biney a potential candidate to deputise at the back.

Left-back Joe Jacobson may be switched into a central role as the Latics seek to cope with an injury list that could deprive them of Andy Holdsworth (tendinitis), Chris Taylor (hamstring) and a number of long-term absentees.

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