The wait is nearly over. Norwich City resume their Championship quest this weekend at Swansea City, after a lengthy World Cup pause.

Dean Smith and his players were last in competitive action on November 12, when Middlesbrough came from behind to inflict another Carrow Road league defeat.

Since when, bar World Cup-bound Josh Sargent, the football operation headed to Tampa for some warm weather training.

Smith told club media channels he got what he wanted from the exercise, but what needs to change urgently for the trip to Russell Martin's Swans?

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Sargent's ankle issue is a pressing concern, with the forward returning to the UK after the US's last-16 exit for further assessment on the problem that ruled him out of his country's 3-1 defeat at the weekend to the Netherlands.

Who needs to be in Smith's starting line up in Wales on Saturday, and who should be on the sidelines?

After City's long haul trip they have four of the next five at Carrow Road leading into the festive period. Will that be the defining phase?

Away from the Canaries' current roster, fresh reports in Turkey claim Galatasaray are keen to explore a €5m permanent deal for Milot Rashica at the end of his season-long loan. Do those numbers add up from City's perspective, and would you look to cash in?

Kenny McLean's new deal was announced during the break. With January's transfer window also around the corner, do you expect the Canaries to stick or twist?