Norwich v Tottenham preview

Norwich have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game but

defender Kyle Naughton, on loan from Spurs, will miss the match

through suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the

season against Wolves in midweek. Former Everton striker James

Vaughan is on course for a return in the New Year from his knee

problem, along with centre-back Elliott Ward (knee). On-loan

Manchester United defender Ritchie de Laet (back) could return.

Tottenham forward Rafael van der Vaart is likely to miss the game

after suffering a hamstring injury in Thursday night’s 1-1 draw

against Chelsea. Spurs will give tests to Jermain Defoe and Younes

Kaboul (both hamstring) before deciding whether they will play any

part in the clash at Carrow Road. Ledley King is unlikely to play

having completed two games in five days while Aaron Lennon

(hamstring), Michael Dawson (Achilles) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle)

are out. Norwich (from): Ruddy, Tierney, Whitbread, Martin,

Naughton, Crofts, Da Laet, Johnson, Pilkington, Bennett, Hoolahan,

Morison, Rudd, Barnett, Fox, Holt, Surman, Wilbraham, Jackson.

Tottenham (from): Gomes, Friedel, Cudicini, Bale, Corluka, Bassong,

Rose, Kaboul, Gallas, King, Walker, Assou-Ekotto, Parker, Modric,

Livermore, Townsend, Carroll, Fredericks, Falque, Sandro, Pienaar,

Pavlyuchenko, Defoe, Dos Santos, Adebayor, Van der Vaart, Kane.