Etuhu given reserve run-out

PUBLISHED: 08:32 06 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:15 14 September 2010

Norwich City Reserves will be aiming to maintain their improved form in front of goal when they take on their Leicester counterparts at Hinckley FC tonight (7pm).

Norwich City Reserves will be aiming to maintain their improved form in front of goal when they take on their Leicester counterparts at Hinckley FC tonight (7pm).

Keith Webb's side, who are currently bottom of their league, have scored twice in each of their previous three games, and have got their points tally moving again as a result.

Dickson Etuhu is one of five players with first-team experience who will be given a run-out this evening. Ryan and Rossi Jarvis, Ian Henderson and Jurgen Colin have also been included, with the remainder of the squad being made up of academy youngsters.

Norwich City Reserves: Lewis, Colin, Rossi Jarvis, Howlett, Spillane, Fisk, Henderson, Ryan Jarvis, Etuhu, Eagle, Smart. Subs: Bexfield, Eames, El Ouargui, Muddel, Arnold.

Three first-half goals from Chelsea were enough to sink City's youngsters 3-0 in their FA Premier Academy Under-18 League meeting at Colney on Saturday.

The visitors took full advantage of a strong wind in the first 45 minutes and, while the Canaries more than matched them after the break, they rarely troubled Nick Hamann in the Blues goal.

With international call-ups over the past week, David Williams was forced to make a few changes, including giving starts for triallists Ben Strang and Sam Cutler.

An 11th-minute 30-yard effort from Dean Furman moved dramatically in the wind to fly into the top corner of the City net, before

Chelsea extended their lead after 24 minutes when Furman weaved his way through the City defence to beat Steve Arnold with a rising shot from the edge of the area.

City then lost influential defender Adam Gusterson with a knee injury before the visitors all but wrapped the game up after 39 minutes when, from a corner, Liam Bridcutt was left completely unmarked at the far post to slide the ball home.

Norwich City Under-18: Arnold, Cutler (Lathrope 70), Eagle, Gusterson (Fisk 34), Strang, Howlett, Eames, Bexfield, El Ouargui, Muddel, Smart. Subs (not used): Rudd, Daley. City man of the match: Ben Strang

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