MATCHDAY LIVE: City take on Preston in front of 1,000 fans at Carrow Road
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Norwich City take on Preston in their first home game of the 2020-21 season this afternoon and you can follow all the updates, analysis and reaction in our Matchday Live blog - as 1,000 Canaries fans return to Carrow Road.
The Canaries have been allowed to welcome back a small chunk of their 22,000 season ticket holders, as one of two Championship games being used as a test event as football tries to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the pitch Daniel Farke’s team made an encouraging start to life following Premier League relegation, battling their way to a 1-0 win over a spirited Huddersfield last Saturday, thanks to a late goal from young striker Adam Idah.
Preston lost 1-0 at home to last season’s play-off semi-finalists Swansea but made nine changes and won 2-1 at Derby in the second round of the League Cup on Tuesday.
Former City boss Alex Neil has taken North End close to the play-offs in two of his three seasons in charge, despite a limited budget.
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- You can follow all the action in the live blog above
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- 2 Transfer rumour: Everton unsure about price tag for City star
- 3 Paddy Davitt: 'Little old Norwich' tag is a poor fit
- 4 'We want to stop the party' - Cherries fired up for City clash
- 5 Pompey boss praises 'perfect model' at Norwich City
- 6 City confirm fans will not return to Carrow Road this season
- 7 Ian Clarke: Seven reasons why Norwich City will survive in top flight
- 8 'Auld Enemy' clash on the backburner for City captain
- 9 'Like a shield' - Canaries boss heaps praise on Webber's work
- 10 Farke's dilemma with City prodigies