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Dean Smith will take charge of his second Premier League match with Norwich as they host Wolves at Carrow Road on Saturday.

The Canaries earned their second successive victory of the season last weekend with a win over Southampton while Wolves took all three points against West Ham.

Norwich

After suffering a run of 16 consecutive Premier League defeats, Daniel Farke eventually broke the poor record prior to being dismissed by Norwich, and new manager Dean Smith added another win last time out.

Despite going behind after just four minutes when Che Adams scored for Southampton, the home side responded just three minutes later thanks to a Teemu Pukki goal to draw level.

Though the away side controlled most of the game with 63% possession, Smith’s side persevered until defender Grant Hanley headed home the winner and all three points which lifts them off the bottom of the Premier League table.

Smith’s side are now 19th in the table – just three points from 17th placed Leeds – moving ahead of Newcastle who are yet to record a league victory so far.

Wolves

The visiting side in are fine form having just beaten Premier League high-flyers West Ham in their hard-fought 1-0 victory last weekend.

Having only lost once in their last seven league games, Bruno Lage’s side are proving to be a difficult prospect for many sides – with the Hammers falling short for the first time since the beginning of October.

It was Mexican striker Raul Jimenez who broke the deadlock after 58 minutes – who continues to rediscover his impressive form prior to his unfortunate head injury last season – to send Wolves up to sixth position.

Despite Bruno Lage losing four of his opening five matches of the season, his side are now just four points of fourth-placed West Ham having won five of their last seven – no side has taken more points during that period than Wolves.

Team news

Bruno Lage is still without Jonny who will return in the new year, while Pedro Neto has no set return date on his knee injury.

Yerson Mosquera is out until next year with a thigh injury while Hugo Bueno also faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with the same injury.

As for Norwich, Dean Smith only has two injury concerns – one being Christoph Zimmerman who will be out for several weeks, while Sam Byram is lacking match fitness and will not be in contention to play.

Norwich City vs Wolves – kick off at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 27th November 2021

Joel Tudor

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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