Norwich defender Russell Martin winning fitness race for Stoke match


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Norwich defender Russell Martin is making a good recovery from his back injury and could be fit to face Stoke in tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash at Carrow Road.

Manager Chris Hughton could retain a number of the players who starred in Wednesday's Capital One Cup win over Tottenham.

Striker Harry Kane, on loan from Spurs, is on course to return before Christmas following foot surgery.

Provisional squad: Ruddy, Bunn, Bassong, R Martin, Barnett, Garrido, Howson, Snodgrass, Johnson, E Bennett, Surman, Holt, Rudd, Steer, Turner, Jackson, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Lappin, Fox, Morison, Butterfield, Tierney, Tettey, R Bennett, C Martin.