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Norwich City Vs Gillingham, Sat 24 Apr 2010

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Captain Grant Holt will return for the visit of Gillingham as Norwich look to secure the League One title.

Holt - who has scored 30 goals since joining from Shrewsbury last summer - has sat out the last two games through suspension but is back and gunning for a club record.

Holt needs seven more goals to equal Terry Allcock's record from 1963 and has three games remaining.

Midfielder Korey Smith missed last weekend's 1-0 at Charlton due to an ankle knock while manager Paul Lambert is waiting on the fitness of midfielder Wes Hoolahan.

The Irishman has sat out the last four games with a thigh injury but is unlikely to return.

Lambert and head of football operations Gary Karsa will watch the game from the stands after receiving one-game touchline bans by the Football Association Regulatory Commission for their conduct during the match against Tranmere on April 2.

Gillingham captain Barry Fuller will miss the trip.

The Gills captain faces surgery to repair a broken nose following a clash of heads with team-mate Darren Dennehy just seconds after the kick-off of Saturday's 3-2 win over Leeds. If the injury is treated now it would more than likely rule the player out for the rest of the campaign.

Jack Payne replaced Fuller in the victory over high-flying Leeds and he is likely to take his place for the Carrow Road contest.

If Dennehy plays against the league leaders it would be the last game of his loan spell from Cardiff but he is also a doubt.

Josh Gowling is unavailable as he serves the second of his two-match ban after being sent off in the 1-1 draw with Brighton on April 13 as is long-term absentee Gary Richards (broken toe).

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Norwich City
Shrewsbury Town
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Josh Gowling
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Grant Holt
Leeds United
Tranmere Rovers
Charlton Athletic
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