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Norwich City vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 42 1617 at Carrow Road

Friday 14th April 2016    KO: 15:00

Referee: Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire)



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Graham Dorrans will once again be missing when Norwich take on Fulham at Carrow Road in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Scottish midfielder has been absent since sustaining an ankle injury during the 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa on April 1.

Fellow midfielder Matt Jarvis, yet to feature for the first team this season due to injury, has suffered another setback in his recovery from a knee injury.

Interim boss Alan Irvine must decide whether to make any changes following City's 7-1 thrashing of Reading last Saturday.

Norwich have won just one of their last 15 league meetings with Fulham (D4 L10), though that win did come in the most recent game at Carrow Road (4-2 in May 2015).

Wes Hoolahan has created 42 chances in the Championship in 2017 - the only player with more is Tom Cairney (46).

Norwich are unbeaten in nine league games at Carrow Road, winning six and drawing three.

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Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic will again be without defender Denis Odoi.

Full-back Odoi has missed the last three games and is not fit enough to return to the squad, but Jokanovic will otherwise have a full squad to choose from.

Scott Parker returned to the squad for the game against Ipswich after suffering a back injury before the international break, while Lucas Piazon came off the bench in the same game after recovering from a jaw problem.

Meanwhile, the Fulham boss has confirmed it is likely that he will stick with Marcus Bettinelli in goal ahead of David Button after the former was dropped for last week's win.

He said: "Denis Odoi is still outside of the squad and other people are available for the Norwich game.

"I am working with 22 players and I used David Button 40 times this season and I decide to take decision which I believe is best for the team and this is part of the football.

"Bettinelli did very well in the last game and he will probably be goalie for this game."

Fulham have scored in all but one of their last 16 league games against the Canaries.

Tom Cairney and Sone Aluko have created more chances for each other than any other Championship pair this season (45).

Sone Aluko has been involved in eight goals in his last eight league games (three goals and five assists).

The last time Fulham played Norwich at Carrow Road was in May of 2015 when they thumped us 4-2 in the last game of the season. We finished 17th, 11points off the relegation zone, while Norwich were promoted to the Premiership through the playoffs.























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