The latest squad news ahead of Sunday's derbyCITY have been boosted ahead of Sunday's East Anglian derby with the news that both Ivo Pinto and Steven Naismith have trained this week.
Pinto hasn't since limping off in the win over Nottingham Forest a fortnight ago, while Naismith hasn't featured this month with a hamstring issue.
Neil told Norwich City TV on Thursday: "I'm hopeful for Ivo and Steven. Both of them have made good progress this week, so hopefully both can make the squad."
The visit of the Canaries' local rivals is still likely to come too soon for Youssouf Mulumbu, who is struggling with a thigh injury.
Nelson Oliveira (foot) and Graham Dorrans (knee) are definitely out, while Louis Thompson is a long-term absentee after undergoing Achilles surgery in January.