- Derby County v Norwich City, Sky Bet Championship, Saturday 9th February, 3pm
Daniel Farke today delivered some news that no Norwich City fan would have wanted to hear. That was that Tom Trybull has suffered both ankle and knee ligament damage and will be out of action for at least 10 weeks.
Trybull suffered the injury in City's 1-0 win over Middlesbrough last week in which he scored the winner.
It also looked as if James Maddison may be touch and go ahead of this weekends game but returned to training on Thursday after suffering a dead leg and will travel with the squad to Derby.
Farke has also had to go without his captain and right back Ivo Pinto in the last few weeks after a freak accident which saw him fall out of his car and injure his knee. However Pinto will travel with the squad this weekend and will be able to make a substitute appearance if needed.
Opponents Derby prove yet another tough test for the Canaries who find themselves second in the league table and former City striker Cameron Jerome will be keen to find the net again for his new club after scoring in the Rams 3-0 win over Brentford last time out.
- Ipswich Town v Burton Albion, Sky Bet Championship, Saturday 9th February, 3pm
There's certainly been a lot of talk about Mick McCarthy's future this season, none more so than this past week. With Paul Heckingbottom leaving to go to Leeds it leaves the Barnsley job vacant and McCarthy was heavily linked with a move up north to his home town.
It does now seem though that McCarthy will manage Ipswich Town until the end of the season when he will then decide where his future lies - his contract at Ipswich runs out in May.
This weekend does offer McCarthy and his team a fantastic opportunity to pick up three points however. They go up against bottom of the table Burton Albion at Portman Road. They'll be keen to put together back to back wins going into the East Anglian Derby next week.
Town have a good record against Burton having won all three of their previous meetings and with forward David McGoldrick in contention to return there'll be a hint of optimism around the place.
- Friday's fixture
- Cambridge United v Lincoln City (League Two)
- Saturday's other fixtures
- Southend United v Wigan Athletic (League One)
- Gillingham v Peterborough United (League One)
- AFC Wimbledon v Northampton Town (League One)
- MK Dons v Portsmouth (League One)
- Stevenage v Luton Town (League Two)
- Carlisle United v Colchester United (League Two)