Premier League team news: Norwich v Fulham

Jonny Howson might be available. Photo: PA

Norwich midfielder Jonathan Howson faces a late fitness test for the Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham on Boxing Day.

Howson is struggling with a back problem and is a doubt for the relegation showdown.

Defender Russell Martin missed the 0-0 draw with Sunderland to rest a sore ankle but will return against Fulham.

Striker Dimitar Berbatov faces a late fitness test if he is to be in contention.

The 32-year-old missed the 4-2 defeat to Manchester City with a groin injury but manager Rene Meulensteen is hopeful he will be fit for the match at Carrow Road.

It is in defence where Meulensteen has most of his worries as both Brede Hangeland (back) and Philippe Senderos (abductor) are missing as well as Matthew Briggs (hernia)

Provisional Squads

Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Bassong, Turner, Olsson, Johnson, Fer, Howson, Redmond, Hoolahan, Hooper, Bunn, Josh Murphy, Becchio, Elmander, Garrido, R Bennett, Martin, Snodgrass, van Wolfswinkel, Nash.

Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Hughes, Riise, Sidwell, Parker, Karagounis, Dejagah, Berbatov, Kacaniklic, Kasami, Ruiz, Bent, Stockdale, Richardson, Duff, Zverotic, Vigen Christensen, Amorebieta.