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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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
10 Bradford City 38 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33

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