Norwich City v Rotherham United - all you need to know 

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke at Rotherham

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke is all smiles at the end of the game at Rotherham in October - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City will be looking to consolidate top spot when they return to Carrow Road to face Rotherham United (3pm). We run down all the key points you need to know.  

Jordan Hugill of Norwich scoring at Rotherham

Norwich City striker Jordan Hugill scored the winner at Rotherham earlier this season and is back in contention for the return after a hamstring injury - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Team news

No new injury worries for Daniel Farke. Marco Stiepermann played for the Under-23s against Leeds United on Friday as he recovers from illness. Striker Jordan Hugill has trained this week after a hamstring problem and is available, but unlikely to be risked from the start. Michael McGovern and Sam Byram remain sidelined. 

Rotherham boss Paul Warne has no new injury worries but after the long trip to Bournemouth in midweek, admits he may need to make changes. Freddie Ladapo could start up front with Ryan Giles in contention for left wing-back. 

Form guide 

Norwich (first): D-D-L-W-W 

Rotherham (21st): L-W-W-L-L 

Norwich City Head Coach Daniel Farke

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Daniel Farke on Rotherham 

“We are respectful. Every match is difficult, our previous game at Rotherham was very difficult. We won the game in the last second. They’ve won four out of the last eight games, they are a brave side. I love their handwriting, they always play with great fighting spirit and togetherness.” 

Rotherham manager Paul Warne

Rotherham manager Paul Warne - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Warne on Norwich    

"Norwich is a big ground when you don't get the ball, so we need to formulate a good plan. We'll look at Saturday when we have to and I know they beat Coventry in midweek, so it wasn't the worst result for us. Away at Norwich is probably the hardest place to go on the back of a really physically draining game at Bournemouth.” 

Rotherham v Norwich City at the New York Stadium

Rotherham keeper Jamal Blackman gathers the ball as Norwich pile on the pressure during the game at the New York Stadium earlier this season - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Last time they met      

October 17, 2020 

Rotherham United 1 Norwich City 2 

The hosts went ahead on three minutes through Freddy Lapado, but an own goal by Michael Ihiekwe on 68 minutes levelled matters. Three minutes later Rotherham had Angus MacDonald sent off, with Jordan Hugill sealing the win from the penalty spot in the final minute. 

Norwich v Rotherham referee Tony Harrington

Referee Tony Harrington will be in charge of Norwich City's game against Rotherham United - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Referee 

Tony Harrington 

His third time in charge of City this season, but first at Carrow Road. Was in the middle for the 1-0 win at Middlesbrough in November and the 2-1 win at Cardiff in January when he sent off Marlon Pack. In 25 league and cup games this season he’s shown 63 yellow cards and two reds. 

How can I watch? 

The match is available for season ticket holders to watch for free on iFollow. 

Non-season ticket holders can watch the match on iFollow as well, by purchasing a £10 match pass. 

You can follow our live coverage at pinkun.com   


Prediction      

Got to go with the form book - 3-0 to the Canaries. 



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