Cody starts for Norwich City reserves

Cody McDonald's reward for his match-winner at Walsall is a place in Norwich City's reserve team at Stevenage on Wednesday night.McDonald's 85th-minute goal secured a 2-1 win at the Banks' Stadium on Tuesday, and with leading scorer Grant Holt suspended for another two games, he can stake a claim for a starting berth against Hartlepool this weekend with a good performance for Ian Crook's second string side.

Cody McDonald's reward for his match-winner at Walsall is a place in Norwich City's reserve team at Stevenage on Wednesday night.

McDonald's 85th-minute goal secured a 2-1 win at the Banks' Stadium on Tuesday, and with leading scorer Grant Holt suspended for another two games, he can stake a claim for a starting berth against Hartlepool this weekend with a good performance for Ian Crook's second string side.

It's a strong reserves side that travels to Hertfordshire for the Totesport.com Combination clash at Broadhall Way (7pm) - the first league action since the end of October.

Goalkeeper Declan Rudd will make his return to competitive action after a lengthy lay-off through injury, while Rhoys Wiggins, new signing Zak Whitbread, Tom Adeyemi, Matt Gill, Paul McVeigh and Antony McNamee also start - although there is no sign of Jamie Cureton's name in the squad.

City: Rudd, Francomb, Wiggins, Stephens, Whitbread, Adeyemi, Gill, McVeigh, McNamee, McDonald, Kelly. Subs: Steer, Gordon, Ball, Dawkin, Clarke.

Meanwhile, the reserves are at home to Northampton on Wednesday, April 21 and Wycombe Wanderers on Wednesday, April 28. Both games will be at Carrow Road with a 2pm kick-off.