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Norwich will again be without left-back Marc Tierney.

Tierney is suffering from a groin injury, but centre-back Elliott Ward made his long-awaited return to the squad following a pre-season knee injury for the midweek defeat at Sunderland and could be included again.

Striker James Vaughan has also recovered from his knee ligament injury, but may need more time to get fully match fit.

Anthony Pilkington will hope to win a recall at the expense of Wes Hoolahan after the latter’s largely ineffective display at Sunderland in midweek.

Ryo Miyaichi and Marvin Sordell could make their Bolton debuts.

Midfielder Miyaichi, who has joined on loan from Arsenal for the rest of the season, and striker Sordell, recruited from Watford in a permanent deal, are both in the Wanderers squad after completing their moves on transfer deadline day.

Fellow new arrival Tim Ream, the centre-back signed earlier in the January window from the New York Red Bulls, is flying in from the United States too late to be considered for selection, while another defender, Gretar Steinsson, is a major doubt having picked up a knock in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with the Gunners.

Norwich (from): Ruddy, Martin, Whitbread, Ayala, Naughton, Bennett, Johnson, Crofts, Pilkington, Holt, Morison, Steer, Surman, Hoolahan, Wilbraham, D Fox, Jackson, Ward, Vaughan.

Bolton (from): Bogdan, Jaaskelainen, Wheater, Boyata, Knight, Mears, Eagles, Robinson, Muamba, Petrov, K Davies, Klasnic, Tuncay, M Davies, Pratley, Ngog, Blake, Reo-Coker, Ricketts, Riley, Miyaichi, Sordell.

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