Norwich manager Paul Lambert will select from the same squad for the visit of Johnstone`s Paint Trophy finalists Southampton to Carrow Road.

Defender Adam Drury and striker Cody McDonald (both thigh) and centre-half Zak Whitbread (calf) remain sidelined.

Jens Berthel Askou (broken metatarsal) and Michael Spillane (hamstring) completed 90 minutes of the reserves` 1-0 win over Luton on Wednesday but Lambert feels they are not yet ready to return to first-team action.

Captain Grant Holt returned from a three-game suspension with a goal in the 2-1 win at Brighton last Saturday and will again be partnered by Chris Martin in attack - the pair having contributed 43 goals this season.

The Canaries, who have won nine of their last 10 games, are looking to extend their club-record of 11 straight victories at Carrow Road in a season, with the game yet another sell-out.

Southampton welcome back Jose Fonte, Dan Seaborne, Jon Otsemebor and Jason Puncheon.

Fonte was cup-tied for last Saturday's FA Cup defeat by neighbours Portsmouth along with fellow defenders Seaborne and Otsemebor and winger Puncheon, who were also ineligible for the previous game against MK Dons in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

All four could go straight into manager Alan Pardew's starting line-up.

Striker David Connolly misses out again with the groin injury which has sidelined him since the turn of the year but he could be back the following weekend at home to Walsall.

But veteran defender Graeme Murty will struggle to play again this season after ankle surgery this week.

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