Norwich vs Brentford preview
Last Updated: 26/10/18 3:02pm
Norwich will be without Louis Thompson for the Sky Bet Championship match against Brentford as the midfielder recovers from a dislocated shoulder.
Thompson suffered the unfortunate injury moments after coming on as a late substitute in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa at Carrow Road on Tuesday night again, but has not damaged any ligaments and is expected back within four weeks.
Striker Teemu Pukki (hamstring) continues his recovery, so Jordan Rhodes, who scored both goals against Villa, should lead the Canaries attack again, while Tom Trybull (toe) and full-back Max Aarons are expected to shake off minor knocks.
Midfielder Ben Marshall could be involved again following illness, but captain Grant Hanley (thigh), Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean (ankle), winger Matt Jarvis (ankle/knee) and forward Carlton Morris (knee) are all still in rehabilitation.
Brentford will have defender Chris Mepham available again following a one-match ban. New Bees head coach Thomas Frank has a doubt over defender Julian Jeanvier, who has been sidelined by a foot injury.
Midfielder Josh Dasilva and defender Rico Henry both stepped up their recovery with run-outs for Brentford B in midweek, but are not expected to be back in contention at Carrow Road. Forward Marcus Forss (back) and midfielder Emiliano Marcondes (foot) remain unavailable.
Norwich have won six of their last nine matches against Brentford in all competitions (D1 L2).
Brentford have won two of their last three league visits to Norwich (L1), having won just one of their previous 17 (D3 L13).
Norwich have won seven of their last nine games in all competitions (D1 L1) - all seven wins have been achieved by a one-goal margin.
Brentford are winless in eight matches in all competitions (D4 L4), their worst run since February 2011 (also a run of eight).
Jordan Rhodes' brace for Norwich against Aston Villa in their last match was his first league brace since March 2017, when he scored two for Sheffield Wednesday against Norwich.
Brentford have won none of the 15 Championship games in 2018 in which they've conceded the first goal (D6 L9).
It was a great comeback from Norwich to beat Brentford again, and if Jordan Rhodes has finally recaptured his form in front of goal than they have a real weapon on their hands.
Brentford have drifted from automatic promotion contention to the bottom half with a bit of a whimper. It's two defeats from two for Thomas Frank since taking over and I have a feeling this will be a third.
David Prutton predicts: 2-0 (10/1 with Sky Bet)