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Match Preview: Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic

The bounce is back in Wigan. The games are coming thick and fast and you hope that the speed of games coupled with a lift in form may just be the kick start the team needs to get points on the board.

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The games yesterday went for the most part in our favour. It means that Millwall are only three points ahead and Rotherham have that nine point gap over us. Going into the last eleven games of the season we have a large proportion of games against teams around us and it is time we started getting wins.

This game though is not such a must win, and it isn't going to be easy.

Norwich City are the Championship's in form team since Alex Neil took over and a win for them would put them second in the league and in with a chance of automatic promotion and even a title shout. This game then means a lot for both teams, with so much riding on it, it could be easy for the players to get caught up in the moment.

Saying that you have to hope all the off field commotion this week has been kept well away from the player. After their performance against Blackpool at the weekend you have to hope they have been hard focusing in training and are ready to give it there all come tonight's game.

In terms of team news there isn't much of an update. William Kvist is not expected to return tonight and the most interesting choice will be whether or not Leon Clarke comes back into the team, and if he does and who's cost. If the striker is set to make a return tonight for Wigan Athletic you wonder if it will be at the expense of Marc Antoine Fortune so we can keep that settle midfield just that, nice and settled.

Scott Carson is expected to continue in goal after returning against Blackpool following a string of poor performances for Ali Al Habsi.

In the Norwich City camp midfielder Alex Tettelly is suspended for tonight's game after picking up his tenth yellow card of the season. Whilst Cameron Jerome is expected to be fit after limping off in the Canneries 2-0 over rivals Ipswich Town on Sunday.

It is going to be a battle of two teams with two differing fortunes. Norwich looking to hit the heights, Wigan looking to avoid the lows. If we can muster a performance any kind of points we pick up tonight will be massive for the club. Every single game between now and the end of the season is a cup final.