Impossible to guess Norwich City line-up

Expect the unexpected at Carrow Road tonight, if Saturday is anything to go by. Paul Lambert made wholesale changes and, needing to give all his players an opportunity to impress, could do likewise against the Black Cats.

Expect the unexpected at Carrow Road tonight, if Saturday is anything to go by. Paul Lambert made wholesale changes and, needing to give all his players an opportunity to impress, could do likewise against the Black Cats. Midfielder Matt Gill is the big injury concern and looks set to miss out again, but a host of big names will be hoping for a recall. Owain Tudur Jones, Simon Whaley, Michael Nelson, Goran Maric and keeper Michael Theoklitos didn't even make the bench at the weekend. Skipper Gary Doherty didn't make it off it, while Wes Hoolahan appeared late on. Lambert may be tempted to give teenager goalkeeper Declan Rudd his senior debut, while Luke Daley and Chris Martin will also be hoping for a chance to shine, having watched from the dug-out for 90 minutes on Saturday.

City (from): Alnwick, Rudd, Spillane, Otsemobor, Doherty, Askou, Nelson, Drury, Whaley, McVeigh, Smith, Hughes, Tudur Jones, Adeyemi, Lappin, Hoolahan, McDonald, Holt, Martin, Cureton, Daley, Maric.