STARTING XIs: Vrancic returns to the bench as Watford make three changes for City clash
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Mario Vrancic is back on the bench for Norwich City this evening, after two months out with injury, for a crunch clash with fellow Premier League strugglers Watford.
Bosnia & Herzegovina international midfielder Vrancic, a key player for Daniel Farke during last season's success in the Championship, has had a calf problem and has so far been restricted to two brief top-flight appearances and 90 minutes during the shock Carabao Cup
He comes onto the bench in place of Mo Leitner but otherwise the Canaries are unchanged from their 2-0 defeat at Brighton, with Ibarahim Amadou staying on the bench and Alex Tettey staying in defence.
Watford have changed shape and made three changes, deploying a 3-4-1-2, with fit-again talisman Troy Deeney on the bench after two months out with injury.
Will Hughes, Etienne Capouee and Jose Holebas all come into midfield for the visitors, with Nathaniel Chalobah and Adam Masina dropping to the bench, as well as striker Andre Gray.
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NORWICH (4-1-4-1): Krul; Aarons, Tettey (C), Godfrey, Lewis; Trybull; Buendia, McLean, Stiepermann, Hernandez; Pukki. Subs: Fahrmann (GK), Byram, Amadou, Vrancic, Cantwell, Srbeny, Drmic
WATFORD (3-4-1-2): Foster; Dawson, Kabasele, Cathcart; Janmaat, Capoue (C), Doucoure, Holebas; Hughes; Pereyra, Deulofeu. Subs: Gomes (GK), Mariappa, Masina, Chalobah, Femenia, Gray, Deeney
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REFEREE: Andre Marriner
VAR: Andy Madley
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