Date: 14th March 2015 at 2:08pm
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A battle between two Championship promotion contenders takes place on Saturday as fifth-place Norwich City welcome second-place Derby County to Carrow Road. 

The top four places in the league are all square on 66 points with Norwich just one point behind with 10 games still to play.

The Championship has seen some twists and turns this season and will most likely feature more between now and the end but Is the pressure getting to Derby? they have not won in their last three fixtures, losing two to strugglers Brighton and Fulham and letting a two-goal lead slip at Birmingham City last week.

Norwich had won six on the bounce then lost to relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic at Carrow Road 10 days ago but they put that defeat behind them after hammering Millwall 4-1 last weekend at The Den.

Norwich have a kind run-in with Middlesbrough the only direct rivals still to play while Derby have five of the top eight in the league in their next six fixtures.

The Canaries have won seven of their last eight and nine of 12 in the Championship since the turn of the year.

The Rams are without a win on their travels since January.

Norwich are without striker Lewis Grabban but have midfielder Alex Tettey back from suspension.

Defender Sebastien Bassong is out with a knee injury but midfielder Gary O’Neil could feature after returning from a foot injury.

Derby will be without former Norwich striker Chris Martin who remains a doubt with a hamstring injury but midfielder George Thorne is poised to return after being a long-term absentee with a thigh problem.

Steve McClaren is also without on-loan striker Darren Bent (hamstring) and midfielder John Eustace (knee).


Norwich City: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin (c), Bassong, Olsson, Howson, Tettey, Dorrans, Johnson, Hoolahan, Jerome.
Subs: Rudd, Cuellar, Hooper, Andreu, Loza, Richmond, O’Neil.

Derby County: Grant, Shotton, Keogh, Albentosa, Forsyth, Hanson, Hughes, Hendrick, Ince, Ward, Russell.
Subs: Roos, Christie, Lingard, Thomas, Dawkins, Bryson, Warnock.