Norwich City v Reading

Mitchell Dijks

Former Ajax full-back Mitchell Dijks was sent off against Blackburn last month.

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Norwich will have defenders Mitchell Dijks and Ivo Pinto available again following suspension.

Wes Hoolahan (thigh) missed the midweek defeat at Huddersfield while midfielder Graham Dorrans (ankle) is a doubt.

Reading’s Jordan Obita has a leg injury and is expected to miss out but Tiago Ilori could return from a knee injury.

Paul McShane (calf), Joey van den Berg (hamstring), Deniss Rakels (ankle), Danzell Gravenberch (ankle) and Callum Harriott (hamstring) remain out.

Reading manager Jaap Stam told BBC Radio Berkshire:

“Norwich are a very good team, they’ve got a lot of quality players.

“They were struggling this season as people were expecting them to be in the top two and make an immediate return to the Premier League, but they still have a very good team.

“Over there, especially at their home, it’s not going to be easy to beat them or get a point, but we’re confident.

“We’re going to give it a go and I think a team like them won’t fancy losing as they’ll be fighting for their position and their places in the squad.”

Match facts

  • Norwich have lost their past three games against the Royals, conceding seven and scoring just three in the process.
  • Norwich are unbeaten in 2017 in the Championship at Carrow Road (W5 D3).
  • Reading have lost three of their past four league games on the road but did beat Sheffield Wednesday last time out – 2-0.
  • Cameron Jerome has scored four goals in his past five league games at home in the Championship.
  • Yann Kermorgant is looking to score in three successive Football League games for the first time.

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