Preview: Albion aiming for double over Canaries

Albion hit the road once more this Saturday when they face Norwich City at Carrow Road, kick-off 12.30pm.

By Alex Stedman • 02 July 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Shane Duffy celebrates scoring in the win over Norwich in November.

The Seagulls will be looking to bounce back from Tuesday evening’s home defeat to Manchester United with a positive result in Norfolk.

Mason Greenwood’s effort and a brace from Bruno Fernandes gave United three points, with the result leaving Albion 15th in the table with six games left to play. They have picked up four points from three matches since the season resumed.

Norwich come into the contest off the back of a heavy 4-0 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. A double from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and goals by Granit Xhaka and Cedric Soares completed the win.

Team news...

Graham Potter confirmed that a decision would be made on Adam Webster before Saturday’s game after he missed the match against Manchester United with a hamstring injury.

Davy Propper was withdrawn at half-time in midweek, but the head coach revealed he had no concerns about the Dutchman's capability to make the game this weekend.

Jose Izquierdo remains the only other Albion player side-lined through injury.

Speaking to the media on Thursday Potter said, “Davy Propper was feeling a bit of tightness in his calf on Tuesday. Nothing serious, he should be training tomorrow.

"Adam Webster has made good progress too, and we'll wait as long as we can to make a decision on him. It looks like he could make the weekend."

The hosts will be without the defensive quartet of Timm Klose, Grant Hanley, Christoph Zimmermann and Sam Byram, while midfielder Mortiz Leitner is also sidelined.

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster played the full 90 minutes as Albion took all three points against Arsenal in the first game back after the restart.

Our last fixture…

Albion 0

Manchester Utd 3
Greenwood (16)
Fernandes (29, 50)

Albion line-up: Ryan (GK); Lamptey (Trossard 45), Dunk (Bernardo 81), Duffy, Burn, Montoya; Stephens, Bissouma, Propper (Maupay 45); Mac Allister (Mooy 81), Connolly (March 87).

Subs not used: Button (GK), Schelotto, Gross, Murray.

Their last fixture…

Arsenal 4
Aubameyang (33, 67)
Xhaka (37)
Soares (81) 

Norwich City 0

Norwich City line-up: Krul (GK); Aarons, Godfrey, Tettey, Lewis; Rupp (Stiepermann 75), Cantwell (Vrancic 75), Buendia (Idah 45), Trybull (Hernandez 45), McLean; Pukki (Drmic 45).

Subs not used: McGovern (GK), Duda, Martin, Thomas.

The Norwich City player to watch…

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Todd Cantwell in action for Norwich City.

Todd Cantwell’s six goals so far this season make him the side’s second-highest scorer behind striker Teemu Pukki, who is on 11.

The midfielder has caught the eye this season and scored with an impressive long-range effort at home to Manchester United in the Emirates FA Cup last Saturday.

The 22-year-old academy product has made 35 appearances in all competitions this season for Daniel Farke’s side and will no doubt be key to their chances of getting a result against the Seagulls on Saturday.

Match officials…

Referee: Stuart Attwell. Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Neil Davies. Fourth official: John Brooks. 

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