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By Rob Stevens

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  1. KICK-OFF

    Norwich 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea get us under way at a very rainy Carrow Road.

    Robert Jones is the referee.

    The wet conditions might make it rather tricky for both goalkeepers.

    Norwich v Swansea
  2. Tale of the table

    Norwich City v Swansea City (19:45 GMT)

    A reminder of what's at stake for both sides as kick-off approaches.

    Will this graphic make for even more pleasant viewing for Norwich fans come full-time?

    A win this evening will put them five points clear at the top.

    Championship to six

    There's a different incentive for victory for Swansea tonight - three points would take them into the top half, potentially as high ninth if they run riot in Norfolk.

    Championship midtable
  3. Team news

    Norwich City v Swansea City (19:45 GMT)

    Norwich boss Daniel Farke names an unchanged side for the fourth game in a row.

    They've already beaten Bolton, Bristol City and Millwall with this starting XI, so why change a winning formula? Michael McGovern and Todd Cantwell return to the substitutes' bench.

    Norwich XI: Krul, Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Lewis, McLean, Trybull, Buendia, Stierpermann, Hernandez, Pukki.

    Subs: McGovern (GK), Hanley, Klose, Cantwell, Leitner, Vrancic, Rhodes.

    Swansea manager Graham Potter makes one change from the 2-0 win at Bolton last Saturday.

    Bersant Celina comes in for top scorer Oli McBurnie, who misses out through illness. McBurnie's absence means the Swans only name six subs.

    Swansea XI: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Carter-Vickers, Roberts, Grimes, Byers, James, Celina, Dyer, Routledge.

    Subs: Mulder (GK), Harris, John, Fulton, McKay, Baker-Richardson.

  4. Lincoln look to extend gap

    League One & League Two preview

    Alongside the action at Carrow Road, there is one game in League One tonight and a further two in League Two.

    Coventry City host Burton Albion, with the Sky Blues looking to close the five-point gap to the play-off places.

    League Two leaders Lincoln City entertain Yeovil Town, and the Imps will go five points clear at the top and make it a 10-point gap to fourth place if they beat the Glovers.

    Meanwhile, Tranmere Rovers welcome mid-table Crewe Alexandra aiming to record a fourth straight league win.

  5. Swans adrift of play-offs

    Norwich City v Swansea City (19:45 GMT)

    Daniel James

    A run to the FA Cup quarter-finals has proved a welcome distraction for Swansea City fans this season as their bid to make an immediate return to the Premier League has stuttered.

    The Swans find themselves 14th in the Championship - seven points adrift of the play-off places - but with a chance to climb back into the top half if they can mastermind an away win tonight.

    Mind you, the last one of those in the league came at Reading on New Year's Day.

    Daniel James has proved a live-wire presence in midfield in Graham Potter's side and Swansea supporters will hope he can show off some of this lightning pace again from his FA Cup fifth round goal against Brentford.

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    Video caption: FA Cup: Daniel James puts Swansea ahead with wonderful solo goal against Brentford
  6. Canaries proudly top of perch

    Norwich City v Swansea City (19:45 GMT)

    Daniel Farke

    Norwich are sitting pretty at the top of the Championship at present as we move into the final furlong of this season.

    Five wins from their past six league games for the Canaries have them two points clear of second place before this evening.

    There's the chance to stretch that advantage to five points tonight before nearest challengers Leeds United and Sheffield United face Bristol City and Rotherham respectively on Saturday.

    Life is pretty good these days at Carrow Road it would seem, but can the Swans knock Daniel Farke's men off their perch?

  7. Welcome

    #bbcefl

    Carrow Road

    After a dramatic couple of nights of Champions League action in midweek, the English Football League returns to kick off the weekend's domestic action.

    Championship leaders Norwich City, no stranger to a big European night themselves - ask any Canaries supporter about when they beat Bayern Munich in 1993 and you won't hear the end of it - headline the action as they welcome Swansea City.

    There are also three other games in the EFL to keep track of, and we will keep you up to date with all the action here.