Hughton set to keep the faith
Chris Hughton could stick with the same starting XI as Norwich prepare for the long trip to face his former club Newcastle on Saturday.
The Canaries chief has been boosted by the fact his players came through last weekend's 0-0 draw against West Ham at Carrow Road unscathed so he has the opportunity to keep faith with the team as they look for a first win of the season at St James' Park.
On the injury front, midfielder Elliott Bennett is back in training and Simon Lappin hopes to be back next week after recovering from an ankle ligament injury.
Long-term injury victim, full-back Stephen Whittaker has begun running, while midfielder Jacob Butterfield could be involved in the Capital One Cup against Doncaster on Wednesday following his recovery from a knee injury.
Meanwhile Hughton, who has watched the Canaries draw their last three games following an opening day 5-0 drubbing at Fulham, is looking for a winning return to Newcastle, who he guided to promotion back to the Premier League in 2010.
He told the Evening News: "Yes, there is a concern and a bit of a frustration that we haven't got more points. I would feel a lot better if we had more points on the board, but we just need that cutting edge in front of goal.
"We keep mentioning about big games coming up but each one for us is in that category. We must not go into those games with any fear. If we can show the type of commitment we have done then we have a chance of getting points anywhere."