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  • 5 April 2014
  • • 15:00
  • • Carrow Road, Norwich, Norfolk
  • Referee: M. Clattenburg
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Norwich City - West Brom: Canaries hoping to pour more misery on visitors

Norwich City - West Brom: Canaries hoping to pour more misery on visitors

Pepe Mel's men face another crucial fixture in their battle to avoid relegation after dropping points last weekend in the dramatic 3-3 draw with Cardiff City

Chris Hughton is confident Norwich City can ensure West Brom's turbulent week ends with a Premier League defeat at Carrow Road on Saturday.

The Baggies hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons after reports of a bust-up between Saido Berahino and James Morrison following last weekend's dramatic 3-3 draw with fellow strugglers Cardiff City.

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Berahino has since insisted that he will not be taking any legal action against any team-mate, while sporting and technical director Richard Garlick also stressed that the relegation-threatened club are eager to draw a line under the matter ahead of the crunch clash at Carrow Road.

Norwich manager Hughton has problems of his own, as his side were consigned to a seventh consecutive away defeat in all competitions at Swansea City last weekend.

The Norfolk outfit were beaten 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium and Hughton's players offered to refund fans who made the long journey to the Liberty Stadium as a gesture of goodwill.

The Carrow Road faithful will also feel they are owed another three points after their latest setback.

Norwich, who are six points above the bottom three, have won three and drawn three of their last six top-flight home games, so Hughton is confident they can pile more pressure on a West Brom side who are three points behind them.

"They're a team that's fighting with us to keep a good position in this league, and they've got some very good players so we can't afford to underestimate them," said the former Newcastle manager.

"We are at home, so whichever way that we do it it's three points that we want and need. It's at Carrow Road so we haven't got to worry too much about the opposition."

Hughton revealed that Michael Turner (hamstring) will be in the squad for the first time since January, while fellow defender Joseph Yobo (calf) faces a late fitness test.

Baggies head coach Pepe Mel will welcome defender Jonas Olsson back from a two-game ban, while striker Victor Anichebe (hamstring) also returns.

Claudio Yacob and Billy Jones could also be back in the squad after returning to training following hamstring problems of their own, but captain Chris Brunt (knee) will play no part.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Norwich City

West Bromwich Albion

Wins
3
0
2
Wins

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Reader's Predictions

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Draw
West Bromwich Albion FC WBA
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47%
16%
37%

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1 - 2
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Norwich City FC NOR
2 - 0
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1 - 1
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