Norwich V Blackburn at Carrow Road : Match Preview

18 August 2014 02:01
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Leroy to be included Fer Norwich

Leroy Fer has been included in the Norwich squad for their Sky Bet Championship clash with Blackburn at Carrow Road.

The Holland midfielder, a scorer at this summer's World Cup, was introduced for the final 17 minutes of Saturday's 3-0 home win over 10-man Watford.

Shortly after the match, reports circulated that Norwich had accepted an B#8million bid from QPR for Fer, who has been linked with a move all summer.

But boss Neil Adams confirmed Fer is in the squad, which is still without midfielder Jonny Howson (medial knee ligament) and striker Gary Hooper (calf).

Defender Martin Olsson is available again after suspension but his availability will be determined by the outcome of his Football Association improper conduct charge after being shown the red card at Wolves.

Blackburn are still missing three players as they look to maintain their unbeaten Championship start at Carrow Road.

Striker Chris Brown is waiting to make his Rovers debut following his arrival over the summer, with a knee injury keeping him sidelined.

Defender Tommy Spurr (groin) faces another two weeks out but Matt Kilgallon (back) could return to training towards the end of this week with a view to making Saturday's clash against Bournemouth.

Boss Gary Bowyer may be tempted to name the same XI which defeated Blackpool 2-1 on Saturday, with Jason Lowe filling in at right-back once more.

Source: PA