MATCHDAY LIVE: Norwich City v Barnsley – Will the break do the Canaries good?
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Follow the match build-up, live score and reaction as Norwich City return to EFL Championship duty following the final international break of the year, with a Carrow Road visit from Barnsley.
Our Canaries correspondents Paddy Davitt, Michael Bailey and David Freezer are following the Canaries from the matchday build-up to full-time fallout at Carrow Road.
They bring you all the action and talking points before, during and after this afternoon’s Championship encounter with Paul Heckingbottom’s improving Tykes (3pm).
• Follow live updates from the match and the rest of the day as it unfolds, above
City head into the game off the back of a two week break – before which City suffered an extra-time Carabao Cup exit at Arsenal, before three successive league defeats to Derby, leaders Wolves and previously bottom side Bolton respectively.
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Having ridden out speculation linking him to the vacant Sunderland job, Heckingbottom’s Tykes can move level on points with their hosts should they pick up a win in Norfolk – something they have failed to do in their 17 attempts since 1937.
City’s 2013 FA Youth Cup-winning captain Cameron McGeehan is primed to start against his former club for the first time.
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A busy week for Daniel Farke’s side sees them head to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night (7.45pm) before they welcome Alex Neil’s Preston to Carrow Road the following Saturday.
Each and every Norwich City first-team game, our reporters will be on the scene. If you see them – especially with their cameras – say hello.