TEAM NEWS: Norwich City v Wigan Athletic - Gibson fit, Nunez & Sara poised for debuts

Ben Gibson returns to league action for Norwich against Everton

Ben Gibson returns to league action for Norwich against Wigan Athletic tomorrow. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Dean Smith previewed Norwich City's opening home game of the season against newly promoted Wigan - and we were at Colney to bring you all the key lines first.

Smith confirmed that defender Ben Gibson had completed a full week of training, meaning he can start ahead of the suspended Grant Hanley, who misses this fixture after being dismissed in that defeat to Cardiff. 

Sam Byram remains out with a thigh injury whilst striker Adam Idah 'isn't quite ready' to be thrown into a competitive Championship fixture as he continues his recovery from a knee injury. 

Young winger Jon Rowe is also set for a spell on the sidelines after having a scan on a stress fracture. Midfielder Isaac Hayden continues to work towards a return at the end of the month following knee surgery. 

Kieran Dowell and Gabriel Sara are also set to return, with the Brazilian poised to make his Norwich City debut this weekend. 

The same can be said of new addition Marcelino Nunez, who could also feature for Norwich providing the final pieces of paperwork are completed in time, which Smith expected to be the case. 

You can recap all the key lines from the press conference via our blog above, with full reaction and build up on Pink Un+ throughout the day - take out your free trial here