First win of the season safely in the bag and City boss Glenn Roeder did what 99 per cent of Canary punters would have done – send exactly the same starting XI out into battle.
What's more, Roeder kept faith with exactly the same substitute's bench. To a man.
All of which ensured that 34-year-old Antoine Sibierski would make his home debut against big-spending Rangers tonight – all-but guaranteed a hero's welcome after his debut efforts at Home Park at the weekend.
Roeder's suggestion that, at some stage, he might ask Darel Russell to return to his stand-in striker role remained just that – a suggestion. For some stage in the future.
Instead there was Arturo Lupoli alongside Sibierski; he, too, was on a roll having grabbed his third goal in as many games with that opener against the Pilgrims.
For the visitors, it was Dexter Blackstock on whom many a thought would be trained. The one-time Southampton youngster bagged two goals in their 4-1 romp over the hapless Saints on Sunday.
Lee Cook was the other one to watch; his wing play could cause Norwich a problem or two down the left. Emmanuel Ledesma made his return from suspension after missing the weekend's fun and games. A Carling Cup hat-trick and a fourth league strike made the ?2.2 million capture from Genoa another potential thorn in Norwich's side.
Norwich City (4-4-2): Marshall; Omozusi, Bertrand, Kennedy, Stefanovic; Pattison, Fotheringham, Russell, Hoolahan; Sibierski, Lupoli. Subs (not used): Neslon, Croft, Cureton, Grounds, Koroma.
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