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Norwich City v Ipswich Town: Who are the key men, and who do you fear?

Will the mercurial Bersant Celian have a bit of derby day magic in his locker? Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Will the mercurial Bersant Celian have a bit of derby day magic in his locker? Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

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Who will be the key men in the East Anglian derby at Carrow Road on Sunday? Here’s what we think...

Players can forever write their names in club folklore with a winning goal in a derby match, and Sunday brings another chance for a man in a blue shirt to become a hero.

Ipswich Town writer Andy Warren met up with his counterparts at the EDP, group football editor Paddy Davitt and Norwich City writer Dave Freezer, to discuss the key men.

Martyn Waghorn hasn't scored for 12 games - but he'll be a threat on derby day. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD Martyn Waghorn hasn't scored for 12 games - but he'll be a threat on derby day. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

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Town, of course, are scoring more than last season – at least until recently – and on paper have an attack bristling with firepower.

Both Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner have hit double figures in goals this season, with feisty Garner boasting the perfect temperament for the cauldron of derby day, while Waghorn can always conjure an opportunity.

- MORE: Watch our derby day form guide

Many will be tipping Bersant Celina to be the man to unlock Norwich, the mercurial Man City loanee perhaps the one player in the Town side who could win the game on his own.

And what about old hand David McGoldrick? He might be on his way at the end of the season, but what a way to sign off - handing Town a first derby day victory since 2009.

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And new signing Mustapha ‘Muzzy’ Carayol showed enough on his debut as a sub in the dire draw with Burton on Saturday to perhaps earn a starting berth on Sunday. On his day, he can tear a team to shreds - could that day be Sunday?

- What do you think?

Ipswich Town legend Kevin Beattie believes a young up-and-coming manager is exactly what the club needs to get back on track.

It’s been a while since we sat down to talk about all things Ipswich Town – so we thought we’d get together to discuss the latest in the club’s search for a manager, other names in the frame and more.

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