Norwich City fans on march again

David Cuffley The yellow and green army will be on the march again tomorrow as Norwich City hit the road for the first time in the Championship this season. The Canaries were watched by an average of nearly 1,800 supporters per away match in League One last season - a figure that could have been even higher with bigger ticket allocations - and the travelling fans will be out in force when they take on Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park (3pm).

David Cuffley

The yellow and green army will be on the march again tomorrow as Norwich City hit the road for the first time in the Championship this season.

The Canaries were watched by an average of nearly 1,800 supporters per away match in League One last season - a figure that could have been even higher with bigger ticket allocations - and the travelling fans will be out in force when they take on Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park (3pm).

The Carrow Road box office had sold about 1,200 tickets by yesterday and those remaining from an allocation of more than 2,000 were on sale until 3pm today.


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There are no survivors from the 16 on duty for City when they last visited Scunthorpe for a Championship fixture less than three years ago, when substitute Jamie Cureton gave them a 1-0 win - a measure of how rapidly the squad has changed.

Manager Paul Lambert must decide whether to make changes in midfield again after the 4-1 Carling Cup home win over Gillingham, with Andrew Crofts back from international duty with Wales and a possible return for Andrew Surman, who missed the first round tie after suffering a knock in training.

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Korey Smith and Simon Lappin performed well against the Gills, but Lambert may revert to his chosen midfield line-up from the opening Championship game at home to Watford.

In attack, however, it will be a major surprise if skipper Grant Holt does not start against the Iron after his two-goal display on Tuesday night underlined his recovery from a thigh injury.

Scunthorpe have made a winning start to the campaign - after escaping relegation by just two places last season - and will be looking to complete a hat-trick of victories in eight days after a 2-1 Championship win at Reading and a 2-1 Carling Cup win at home to Oldham.

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