Norwich V Newcastle at Carrow Road : Match Preview

27 January 2014 10:17
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Canaries missing Howson and Turner

Norwich will again be without midfielder Jonny Howson (back) and centre-back Michael Turner (hamstring) for the visit of Newcastle.

On-loan Magpies midfielder Jonas Gutierrez is not available to face his parent club at Carrow Road.

Winger Elliott Bennett has stepped up his rehabilitation following a serious knee injury.

Chris Hughton is determined Norwich can continue where they left off against Hull, but insists there will be no added incentive coming up against his former club, who dismissed him while they were in mid-table in the Premier League during December 2010.

"There is a good feel after the win over Hull," Hughton said.

"We are at home again and we will use our great support again to hopefully get a result."

The Norwich boss added: "Irrespective of who the opposition is, it is an opportunity for us because we want to build on our last result."

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew fully expects Yohan Cabaye to line up alongside his team-mates at Carrow Road following PSG's rejected bid, something he did not do at Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season after reportedly going on strike when Arsenal's B#10million offer for him was rebuffed.

Pardew, whose team also has Saturday's derby clash with Sunderland to which to look forward, said: "I'd like to think he has learned from that experience because I think he could have dealt with it better.

"I don't see a problem at Norwich, and obviously Sunderland doesn't matter because it is outside of the window. He will either be here or he won't."

In an ideal world for Pardew, the Magpies would win at Norwich, fend off the interest in Cabaye and land their own main January target, Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong, ahead of the Black Cats' visit to St James' Park, although the reverse would make for a very difficult week.

Pardew said with a smile: "Yes, of course, and that's Newcastle for you. I could say that every week I have been here, and I am sure it won't change."

Newcastle will head for Norfolk without striker Papiss Cisse, who has a back injury.

However, Pardew does not expect the Senegal international, who has been linked with moves to Germany, Turkey and the Middle East amongst other options, to leave Tyneside this month and is hopeful of adding to the squad.

He said: "We are hoping to sign a player outside the Cabaye situation for the second half of the season, and we are

Source: PA

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