The five Canaries that could trouble Ipswich Town in the heat of derby battle
PUBLISHED: 17:11 21 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:14 21 February 2017
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Ipswich Town go in search of their first East Anglian derby victory since April 2009, and their first at Carrow Road for 11 years, on Sunday.
Here we look at five Norwich players the Blues may have to stop to gain the all-important bragging rights.
Experienced targetman has been a regular source of goals for the Canaries in the Championship and scored the equaliser at Portman Road, earlier this season.
Jerome has scored 11 times this season, creating four goals for his team-mates, and netted in the play-off semi-final second-leg against the Blues.
This has been the 21-year-old’s breakthrough season at Carrow Road, the youngster having previously spent time on-loan at no fewer than six clubs.
Tricky and direct, the winger, who was linked with a move to Liverpool in the last transfer window, has good close control, excellent acceleration and can play on both flanks. Murphy, whose twin brother Josh is also a first-team member, was hauled off at the break in the 2-1 defeat at Burton Albion and could be on the bench on Sunday.
The 34-year-old Irishman is a legend at Carrow Road, having scored 48 times in 310 games, since his arrival from Blackpool in 2008.
Most of his goals are spectacular but there is so much more to the midfielder’s game than that, the former Livingston midfielder being a big danger from set-piece positions. Hoolahan has provided seven assists this season. Scored against Town in the play-offs and impressed after coming on as a half-time substitute in the defeat at Burton last weekend.
Combative midfielder is the sort of player that relishes a derby-day and his aggression will be welcomed.
A tough tackling defensive midfielder, with an eye for the spectacular strike, Tettey’s duel with Toumani Diagouraga, if the latter is selected, could be key.
Endured a slow start to his Carrow Road career after making a £4m-plus move from Wigan last month, but has immense talent, just ask Luke Chambers, who was given a torrid time by the Dutchman in the Blues’ 3-2 victory at Wigan, in December.
Left-winger Wildschut scored both Wigan’s goals and has pace, power and plenty of tricks.
Could come up against Jordan Spence or Josh Emmanuel, if selected on Sunday.
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