The Norwegian has overseen three straight league defeats following arrival at the Welsh club, leaving his side three points adrift of safety
Cardiff were on a four-game winless run when Malky Mackay departed in December, and his successor has since overseen three consecutive league losses.
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That run of one win in 13 Premier League matches has left the club three points adrift of safety.
Norwich recently ended a six-match spell without a win, the 1-0 victory over Hull City but followed that result with a goalless draw against Newcastle United.
Chris Hughton’s side also received a boost ahead of the trip to Wales when Bradley Johnson had the red card he received against Newcastle overturned on appeal.
Hughton will be eyeing just a third away triumph of the season against a Cardiff side who have struggled for goals, scoring just 17 in 23 matches.
The introduction of Kenwyne Jones will ease the burden of Fraizer Campbell, who is Cardiff's top scorer in the league with five goals.
Jones also has five for the season, but all those came for Stoke City in cup competitions against lower division sides.
Fellow striker Jo Inge Berget, signed from Solskjaer's former club Molde last week, was an unused substitute in the 2-0 midweek loss to Manchester United and may also come into the reckoning this time.
Jordon Mutch lasted 52 minutes at Old Trafford before being withdrawn with a knock, but he has not been ruled out of action.
Defenders Michael Turner and Elliot Bennett (both knee) remained sidelined for Norwich, along with midfielder Jonathan Howson (back), but loanee Jonas Gutierrez can return after being ineligible to face his parent club Newcastle.