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MATCH PREVIEW: NORWICH CITY v WATFORD

14 August 2014

Team news and stats ahead of Saturday's game

NORWICH CITY v WATFORD
Sky Bet Championship
15.00 kick-off
Carrow Road
Saturday, August 16, 2014

TEAM NEWS...
Gary O’Neil is now available after serving his one-match suspension. The summer arrival will be wearing the number 28 shirt and could make his debut against the Hornets.

Gary Hooper (calf) and Jonny Howson (knee) are out, and Leroy Fer (hamstring) will have to prove his readiness in the lead-up to the game if he’s to be selected at Carrow Road.

For Watford, Ikechi Anya and Craig Cathcart (both knee) won’t make the trip to Norfolk while there are doubts over the fitness of Lloyd Doyley (hamstring).

Mathias Ranegie (groin) missed Tuesday’s 1-0 Capital One Cup win over Stevenage but has since resumed full training.

MOST RECENT COMPETITIVE MEETINGS…
Watford 2-3 NORWICH CITY 24/09/2013 – Capital One Cup R3
Watford 2-2 NORWICH CITY 12/04/2011 – Championship
NORWICH CITY 2-3 Watford 06/08/2010 – Championship
NORWICH CITY 2-0 Watford 13/04/2009 – Championship
Watford 2-1 NORWICH CITY 10/12/2008 - Championship

CANARIES’ FORM…
L – 0-1 v Wolves (A) 10/08/2014 – Championship
D – 2-2 v Celta Vigo (H) 01/08/2014 – Friendly
W – 5-1 v OGC Nice (H) 28/07/2014 – Friendly
D – 1-1 v SC Bastia (N) 25/07/2014 – Friendly
W – 13-0 v Regional Select XI (N) 20/07/2014 – Friendly

HORNETS’ FORM…
W – 1-0 v Stevenage (A) 12/08/2014 – Capital One Cup R1
W – 3-0 v Bolton Wanderers (H) 09/08/2014 – Championship
D – 2-2 v Udinese (H) 02/08/2014 – Friendly
L – 0-1 v Coventry City (N) 30/07/2014 – Friendly
W – 5-0 v St Albans (A) 26/07/2014 - Friendly

LAST NORWICH CITY XI (v Wolves)…
John Ruddy; Steven Whittaker, Russell Martin (c), Michael Turner, Martin Olsson; Bradley Johnson; Elliott Bennett, Andrew Surman; Wes Hoolahan; Nathan Redmond, Lewis Grabban.

LAST WATFORD XI (v Stevenage)…
Jonathan Bond; Lloyd Doyley (c), Gabriel Tamas, Tommie Hoban, Daniel Pudil; Diego Fabbrini, Keith Andrews, Gianni Munari, Lloyd Dyer; Fernando Forestieri, Odion Jude Ighalo.

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES (all games at 15.00 on Saturday unless stated otherwise)…
Leeds United v Middlesbrough (12.15)
Birmingham City v Brighton & Hove Albion
Blackpool v Blackburn Rovers
Bolton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest
Bournemouth v Brentford
Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town
Charlton Athletic v Wigan Athletic
Fulham v Millwall
NORWICH CITY v WATFORD
Reading v Ipswich Town
Rotherham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County

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