Ash Back For Norwich Trip

Last updated : 24 November 2006 By Andy Beill
Ashbee's served a three-match ban after being sent off at Southend, and is expected to come straight back into City's midfield. His replacement, Jason Jarrett, could make way, or Ashbee could take Damien Delaney's place, with the Irishman moving to left-back. Midfielders John Welsh, David Livermore and Ryan France are also available.

Nicky Forster is expected to lead the forward line on his own again. Jon Parkin is of course ruled out with an ankle injury, while Michael Bridges (back) and Nick Barmby (calf) are possible doubts. Steve McPhee scored twice in his second outing for the reserves on Wednesday, but is unlikely to be considered for a first team return as yet.

Expected line-up (4-5-1): Boaz Myhill; Sam Ricketts, Danny Coles, Michael Turner, Damien Delaney; Craig Fagan, Jason Jarrett, Ian Ashbee, Dean Marney, Stuart Elliott; Nicky Forster.