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

13 February, 2018 - 17:00
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 LTDMartyn Waghorn hasn't scored for 12 games - but he'll be a threat on derby day. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

- MORE: Maddison and Celina battling for goal of the month

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.

- MORE: Ref for derby day revealed

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?

Andy Warren gives his Sunday verdict at the end of a week where Ipswich Town exited the Carabao Cup to Exeter and drew 1-1 with Aston Villa.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce believes his side played better against a full strength Ipswich side than they did after the Blues were reduced to 10 men.

I drove 400 miles from Cornwall for Saturday’s game - and I was delighted I made the effort. The performance, and the atmosphere, perfectly summed up the excitement of the new era at Portman Road, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Watch match highlights of Ipswich Town’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at Portman Road on Saturday.

Andy Warren gives his thoughts on the Blues 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst saluted his ‘warrior’ players and the Portman Road crowd following his side’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Paul Hurst believes referee Tim Robinson was wrong to send Tayo Edun off on an afternoon where the Blues boss was less than impressed with the standard of officiating.

Ipswich Town’s 10-men held on to secure an impressive point in their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at Portman Road this afternoon.

Ipswich Town host Aston Villa this afternoon in the second home game of the new Championship season.

Ipswich Town’s Under 18s were beaten 3-1 by Leeds United this morning at Playford Road.

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