Canaries in good shape for Villa
Chris Hughton is boosted by the fact he has no fresh injury problems for Norwich's Premier League trip to face Aston Villa on Saturday.
The Canaries chief will take his players to Villa Park to face former boss Paul Lambert's struggling new club boosted by their first win of the campaign last week when Grant Holt's strike was enough to see off Arsenal at Carrow Road.
And, Hughton has no new selection issues to contend with as several injured players are closing in on a return to action, but the Villa clash will come too soon.
Reserve goalkeeper Mark Bunn is targeting a possible return from injury against Tottenham on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup.
Full-back Steven Whittaker, whose ankle injury has kept him out of senior action all season, could also feature against Spurs after coming through a development outing earlier this week at Reading.
Meanwhile, Harry Kane, on loan from Spurs, is on course to return before Christmas following foot surgery.
The game is being billed up as a grudge match as Norwich's players will face Lambert for the first time since he walked out on the club in the summer. But Hughton is adamant that picking up three points is all that they are focused on.
He said: "We are up against a good Aston Villa team who are playing at home and will have a great support behind them.
"Whether we are fighting for three points at Aston Villa or anywhere else doesn't make any difference once that whistle goes.
"In some ways it's different because of the previous manager but that is a very small detail. The bigger detail is that it is three points to play for and I'm sure from Paul's point of view it will be exactly the same."