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The John Smith's Stadium 13th March 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: N Miller

Huddsf'ld Huddersfield Town vs Norwich City Norwich

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Eccleston out for Town, Canaries have Russell back from ban

By Ben Collins.   Last Updated: 12/03/10 2:30pm

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Russell: Back in contention

Russell: Back in contention

Huddersfield will be without striker Nathan Eccleston for the visit of League One leaders Norwich.

The on-loan Liverpool teenager starts a three-game ban following his dismissal in last week's defeat at Gillingham.

Terriers boss Lee Clark has plenty of other options up front, though, with Gary Roberts, Theo Robinson and Robbie Simpson all hoping to return to the starting line-up.

Clark, who spent two years at Carrow Road as assistant to former Norwich boss Glenn Roeder before taking charge of Town, could also hand a recall to defender Lee Peltier (ankle) after missing the last two games.

The Terriers are looking to make up lost ground in the play-off race with back-to-back league defeats having left them two points off the top six.

Norwich news

Leaders Norwich have midfielder Darel Russell back in contention for the trip to the Galpharm Stadium.

Russell has sat out the last three games through suspension after being sent off against Southampton last month but faces a battle to get back into Paul Lambert's starting line-up.

The Canaries won all three games without him to go four points clear of Leeds at the top of the table.

Left-back Adam Drury (thigh) played an hour for the reserves in midweek and will travel with the squad, but centre-half Zak Whitbread (calf) and striker Cody McDonald (thigh) are still out.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15

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