Norwich City (4-4-2): Marshall; Bates, Doherty, Shackell, Bertrand; Croft, Fotheringham, Russell, Gibbs; Evans, Dublin. Subs: Gilks, Otsemobor, Huckerby, Pearce, Pattison.
As the Canaries went a-gunning for 13 games unbeaten at home to Hull City this evening, so it was Mo Camara's turn to discover that seven into five won't go.
For alongside young Reading winger James Henry, it was the on-loan Canary left-back that found himself parked in the stands for the Tigers clash – all of which allowed Arsenal starlet Kieran Gibbs to make his first start since his deadline-day switch from the Emirates.
If tonight's game needed any more spice following Saturday's events in South Wales, it was a first sighting of Gibbs that would have yet another full-house on the edge of their seats.
The early impression was that Ryan Bertrand would slip back to left-back with Gibbs stepping into that left-handed role in front of him.
Which would be the way that the two played for the England Under-19s in their 2-1 win over Croatia last week. Not the worst option to have – particularly given that you still had Darren Huckerby to whip off the bench for the game's final 20 minutes.
Otherwise, it was same again City as the on-loan Matthew Bates kept Jon Otsemobor on the bench again – despite dropping Gary Doherty deep in the doo-doo for Cardiff's half-time leveller.
Further evidence that someone, somewhere might be looking after the Canaries came in the fact that Dean Windass failed a fitness test earlier today and was notable only in his absence.
Likewise Caleb Folan picked up a stomach bug and was again missing – all of which left boss Phil Brown opting for a reported 4-5-1 formation with on-loan Manchester United youngster Frazier Campbell the loan striker. There was also a recall for Jay-Jay Okocha. Tonight was his first start since December.
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