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Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:08:00

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Norwich and Stoke at Carrow Road.

Norwich defender Russell Martin is making a good recovery from his back injury and could be fit to face the Potters.

Manager Chris Hughton could retain a number of the players who starred in Wednesday's Capital One Cup win over Tottenham.

Striker Harry Kane, on loan from Spurs, is on course to return before Christmas following foot surgery.

Stoke will be without Marc Wilson.

Andy Wilkinson is expected to fill in at left-back against the Canaries for Wilson, who is set to be out of action for three months after sustaining a fractured left fibula in last Saturday's 0-0 draw with Sunderland.

Midfielder Glenn Whelan was not deemed fit enough to take part in that match but is now available for selection again having recovered from his hamstring problem, while Potters manager Tony Pulis has indicated winger Matthew Etherington - used mostly as a substitute this term - could be line for a return to the first XI.

Norwich (from): Ruddy, Bunn, Bassong, R Martin, Barnett, Garrido, Howson, Snodgrass, Johnson, E Bennett, Surman, Holt, Rudd, Steer, Turner, Jackson, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Lappin, Fox, Morison, Butterfield, Tierney, Tettey, R Bennett, C Martin.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Cameron, Upson, Shotton, Whelan, Etherington, Delap, Palacios, Jones, Jerome, Crouch, Walters, Kightly, Whitehead, Adam, Edu, Nzonzi, Owen, Ness, Wilkinson.

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