Injury-hit Norwich City make three changes for Hull clash and include academy youngster Cantwell on the bench
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Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke has made three changes to his starting line-up for today’s Championship clash with Hull at Carrow Road.
Southampton loanee Harrison Reed replaces the injured Alex Tettey, who has been ruled out for at least a month by a calf injury, and Dutch winger Yanic Wildschut replaces Josh Murphy, who has a broken toe and should return ahead of next weekend’s derby at Ipswich.
The fit-again Mario Vrancic also comes in for Wes Hoolahan, who drops to the bench – alongside academy product Todd Cantwell, the 19-year-old’s midfielder’s first inclusion in a matchday squad.
The Canaries are looking to stretch their seven-match unbeaten run, having conceded just two goals during September, earning Farke a manager of the month nomination.
Hull make two changes, replacing injured striker Frazer Campbell (knee) with former Wolves man Nouha Dicko up front and Markus Henriksen coming in for Jon Toral in midfield, who drops to the bench
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Norwich (4-2-3-1): Gunn; Pinto (C), Klose, Zimmermann, Husband; Reed, Trybull; Vrancic, Maddison, Wildschut; Jerome. Subs: McGovern (GK), Hanley, Franke, Stiepermann, Cantwell, Hoolahan, Oliveira
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Hull City (4-2-3-1): McGregor; Aina, Dawson (C), Hector, Clark; Larsson, Meyler; Bowen, Henriksen, Grosicki; Dicko. Subs: Marshall (GK), Mazuch, Tomori, Diomande, Weir, Toral, Stewart
City team news
Combative midfielder Alex Tettey (calf) is ruled out for a month, winger Josh Murphy (broken toe) should be fit next week, Nelson Oliveira and Marco Stiepermann (both calf) are fit to make the bench. Marley Watkins starts a three-game suspension, Russell Martin and Steven Naismith are still not fit and Alex Pritchard, Jamal Lewis, Louis Thompson and Matt Jarvis are all out long term.
Hull team news
Left-back Stephen Kingsley (groin) has been ruled out for a month after surgery, experienced striker Frazer Campbell (knee) and midfielder Evandro (quad) both miss out, strikers Will Keane and Abel Hernandez are out long term.
Hull manager – Leonid Slutsky
Won three Russian titles in four years at CSKA Moscow, leading the club to the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time in 2009. Took over as Russia manager and sealed qualification for Euro 2016, resigning after his side finished bottom of their group.
One to watch – Jarrod Bowen
Former Hereford United trainee has burst onto the scene this season and is the league’s joint-top scorer on seven. The forward, 20, made a handful of Premier League appearances last season but is quickly becoming a key man.
Referee – Keith Stroud (Hampshire)
Two games this season, showing 14 yellow and two red cards.