Norwich City Vs Exeter, Sat 9 Jan 2010


Norwich manager Paul Lambert will again be without midfielder Stephen Hughes when Exeter visit Carrow Road.

The Scotland international missed last week's win at Wycombe because of a calf injury he suffered when he had to be substituted during the 2-0 Boxing Day home win over Millwall and is not yet ready to return.

Lambert said: "He's doing fine but he's not 100% and I think the weekend will be too early for him."

Teenager Korey Smith took Hughes` place in midfield at Wycombe and scored the winner at Adams Park after missing three games with a thigh strain so is likely to continue in an unchanged side.

Defenders Jens Berthel Askou (foot) and Michael Spillane (hamstring) remain sidelined and midfielder Owain Tudur Jones is also out with a groin strain as the Canaries look for a win which could see them move three points clear of Charlton in second place.

Exeter will be without suspended striker Barry Corr.

Striker Craig McAllister has returned from his loan spell at Barnet and rejoins the squad, but fellow forward Ben Watson (calf) is ruled out by injury and James Norwood is at loan at Sutton United.

Adam Stansfield and Marcus Stewart started in attack for City's last match, a 1-1 home draw with Gillingham on Monday December 28 at St James' Park.

Stansfield was replaced after 72 minutes by on-loan Charlton striker Stuart Fleetwood and he could be pushing for a start.

On-loan Tottenham defender Troy Archibald-Henville is still ruled out by suspension following his red card in the Grecians' 3-1 Boxing Day defeat at Southampton.

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