Town try to prevent spread of derby bug

One Norwich City player has already scored against Ipswich this week - but he won't be involved in Sunday's derby. Defender Troy Archibald-Henville, still technically on loan to the Canaries despite returning to Tottenham to play and train, scored against Town in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Spurs Lodge on Wednesday.

One Norwich City player has already scored against Ipswich this week - but he won't be involved in Sunday's derby.

Defender Troy Archibald-Henville, still technically on loan to the Canaries despite returning to Tottenham to play and train, scored against Town in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Spurs Lodge on Wednesday.

The Blues led through Kevin Lisbie, but Archibald-Henville equalised with David Hutton heading the winner for Spurs.

Town gave fringe players given a run-out with Lisbie, Ivan Campo, Jaime Peters, Danny Haynes and Jordan Rhodes all included for the game.


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Meanwhile, Ipswich have taken every precaution to stop a flu' outbreak ruining their preparations for Sunday's derby at Carrow Road.

Midfielder Owen Garvan missed last weekend's 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield United because of a virus, although he has returned to training.

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Manager Jim Magilton has also been under the weather while there has been an outbreak of colds among office staff at Portman Road.

A club spokesman said: "We are doing all we can to keep any bugs away from the players and looking to keep a clean bill of health among those set to travel to Norwich at the weekend."

To counteract any adverse reaction to Sunday's lunchtime start, Magilton has adapted his training sessions this week.

The players have not been coming in so early and have been training during what used to be a break between morning and afternoon sessions.

The players trained on Wednesday and most had yesterday off before intensive sessions today and tomorrow.

Jon Walters is sill hoping to shake off his thigh problems to return to the side, and Ipswich have no new injury concerns.

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