Norwich v Sunderland preview

Norwich are unlikely to throw fit-again defender Michael Turner straight back into action against his old club Sunderland on Saturday having just recovered from a hamstring injury.

On-loan Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez also played for Norwich Under-21s in midweek after his calf problem, but he is another who is not expected to be in the Canaries' match-day squad.

Midfielder Leroy Fer (hamstring) remains out, while winger Elliott Bennett has this week finally returned to training following seven months of rehabilitation from a serious knee injury.

Meanwhile, Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher will miss the crucial Premier League trip to Norwich through injury.

The Scotland international damaged an ankle during the first half of last Saturday's goalless draw with Crystal Palace and will sit out the game at Carrow Road as he waits to discover the extent of the damage.

However, manager Gus Poyet has a near-full-strength squad from which to select with only keeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder) otherwise on the casualty list.