MATCHDAY LIVE: Norwich City v Birmingham - Injury-hit Canaries bid for home boost

Norwich City return to home Championship action for the first time this year, when Birmingham City visit Carrow Road.

Norwich City return to home Championship action for the first time this year, when Birmingham City visit Carrow Road.

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Follow all the build-up, live score, action and reaction as we bring you full coverage of Norwich City's 2018-19 EFL Championship clash with Birmingham City, in our Matchday Live blog from Carrow Road.

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Our correspondents Paddy Davitt, Michael Bailey and David Freezer are following the Canaries from the matchday build-up to full-time fallout all season long.

They will bring you all the action and talking points before, during and after Friday’s visit from Garry Monk’s Blues (7.45pm kick-off).

• Follow live updates from the match and the rest of the day as it unfolds, above

Daniel Farke’s side kicked off a tough run of fixtures last weekend with an excellent draw at West Bromwich Albion, thanks to Jordan Rhodes’ late equaliser.

Following their 2-2 draw at home to Norwich on the opening weekend of the season, Birmingham have proven one of the Championship’s surprise packages – but they also had a tricky weekend of it last time out, losing at home to promotion-pushers Middlesbrough.

The Blues are now winless in four games, and sit eighth in the table.

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Following Friday night’s Championship clash, Farke’s Canaries are back at Carrow Road next Saturday with automatic promotion chasers Sheffield United in town under boss Chris Wilder (3pm).

A crunch trip to Marcelo Bielsa’s Championship leaders Leeds United then takes place at Elland Road seven days later (5.30pm).

Each and every Norwich City first-team game, our reporters will be on the scene. If you see them – especially with their cameras – say hello.

• Follow Michael Bailey on Twitter @michaeljbailey, Facebook @mbjourno and Instagram @mrmichaeljbailey

• Follow Paddy Davitt on Twitter @paddyjdavitt

• Follow David Freezer on Twitter @davefreezer

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