League One - Team news: Russell wait for Canaries

PA Sport - Tue, 23 Feb 10:31:00 2010

Norwich manager Paul Lambert will have to wait on news of Darel Russell's appeal before naming the squad to face Southend.

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Russell was shown a straight red card during the 2-0 defeat to Southampton at the weekend for a high challenge but the Canaries have appealed the decision to the FA.

Russell will hear just hours before kick-off if the card has been rescinded - making him available - but if the decision is upheld and the appeal deemed frivolous the midfielder could start a four-game ban.

Stephen Hughes is a likely replacement should Russell miss out as the League One leaders look for a win to keep clear of Leeds.

Defender Jens Berthel Askou is fit after a foot injury and may come into contention but left-back Adam Drury remains out with his thigh injury.

Zak Whitbread (calf) and striker Cody McDonald (thigh) are also missing.

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