Head Coach Daniel Farke highlights the current mood within the Norwich City camp
Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke says the mood is buoyant among his players ahead of their latest fixture in the SkyBet EFL Championship.
Despite a substantial injury list, the Canaries visit Blackburn Rovers with a three point lead at the top of the table.
Farke also heaped praise on the likes of experienced newcomers Ben Gibson and Jordan Hugill in helping to promote a positive spirit within the group.
Former Norwich stars Daniel Ayala and Bradley Johnson could face up against City's current squad. But midfielder Tom Trybull won't be involved because of the terms of his loan from Carrow Road.
While Norwich travel away, Luton Town are back on home soil to face another Lancashire rival, Preston North End.
Defender Matty Pearson is available again. He missed the Hatters' goalless draw against Coventry at St Andrews in Birmingham on Tuesday (December 8) through suspension.
Ipswich Town prepare to welcome fans back for the first time since March as they face another of their main promotion rivals in League One, Portsmouth.
The Blues returned to winning ways at Plymouth last weekend, but their last two outings at Portman Road ended in defeats against close contenders Hull City and Charlton Athletic.
Although they've had a testing time in terms of results and injuries, manager Paul Lambert insists morale is good in the dressing room.
Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says confidence isn't an issue in training despite missing several influential players
Peterborough look to stem their poor league form which has seen them fall from the top of the table to fifth. They host Rochdale.
There's an award for Colchester striker Jevani Brown ahead of their trip to Port Vale.
Brown's been named the SkyBet EFL League Two Player of the month for November. He scored eight goals in that period, including two hat-tricks.
Blackburn v NORWICH
LUTON v Preston
Crewe v NORTHAMPTON
IPSWICH v Portsmouth
MK DONS v Buron
PETERBOROUGH v Rochdale
Carlisle v STEVENAGE
Forest Green v CAMBRIDGE UTD
Port Vale v COLCHESTER
SOUTHEND v Scunthorpe