Adam Idah starts ahead of Ashley Barnes in Norwich City's Championship meeting with Watford at Vicarage Road.

Barnes made his first start since September when he played 90 minutes in the Canaries' 1-0 win over QPR on Saturday, and drops to the bench for fitness reasons. The line-up is otherwise unchanged from that Hoops victory.

Jonathan Rowe misses out on the matchday squad with a heel injury, as does Przemyslaw Placheta with a foot issue.

First-choice goalkeeper Angus Gunn remains absent with a muscular issue, but is expected back in training ahead of Sunday’s trip to Bristol City.

His compatriot Grant Hanley will be back with David Wagner’s group after that trip, while Adam Forshaw could feature in the south west.

Josh Sargent and Jacob Sorensen aren’t expected to return to training until midway through December having struggled with long-term injury in recent months.

City academy graduate Jamal Lewis starts at left-back for the Hornets.

Watford: Hamer (GK); Hoedt (C), Porteous, Lewis, Livermore, Rajovic, Kone, Sema, Asprilla, Kayembe, Andrews. SUBS: Roberts (GK), Sierralta, Ince, Louza, Healy, Pollock, Bayo, Dele-Bashiri, Martins.

Norwich City: Long; Stacey, Duffy, Batth, Giannoulis; Sara, McLean (C); Fassnacht, Idah, Hernandez; Hwang. SUBS: Reyes (GK), Fisher, McCallum, Warner, Gibbs, Springett, Sainz, Nunez, Barnes.