Norwich City will be aiming to extend their lead at the top of the Championship table when they host Middlesbrough on Saturday.
The Canaries are currently six points clear of second place Swansea City, while Boro are three points behind the playoffs in seventh.
Norwich were knocked out of the FA Cup last weekend by Barnsley but that will only make them more dangerous as their full focus will now be on the league and winning promotion.
Daniel Farke's side are on a run of three consecutive Championship victories and have picked up 25 points from the last 30 available.
The Canaries are unbeaten in their last 12 home matches, with their only defeat at Carrow Road this season coming against Derby County in October.
This is the start of a potentially crucial period in Norwich's promotion push as they face 10 games in the space of 36 days, including an enticing clash with Swansea City next Friday.
Middlesbrough are also in action against a promotion-chasing side next week as they host Brentford, but they must improve their record against the sides higher than them if they are to break into the playoff positions.
Neil Warnock's side picked up six points from a possible 18 against the current top six in the first half of the season, losing 1-0 in the reverse fixture with Norwich as Teemu Pukki scored a second-half penalty.
Eccentrically, that was the fifth consecutive game that the Canaries had won by that scoreline against Middlesbrough, which might be an omen on Saturday.
The Teeside outfit fell to their joint-heaviest defeat of the season on Wednesday night as they were beaten 3-0 at home by strugglers Rotherham United.
It was a third successive loss at the Riverside so Boro may be pleased to be on their travels again as they have won three of their last four away games, but Warnock's side have not kept a clean sheet on the road since the beginning of November.
Norwich City Championship form: WLDWWW
Norwich City form (all competitions): DWWWWL
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In-form Jordan Hugill was forced off in last weekend's cup defeat to Barnsley with a hamstring problem and is likely to miss Saturday's game, but Pukki and Adam Idah are back in contention following injuries of their own.
Middlesbrough confirmed the loan signing of Yannick Bolasie on Thursday morning, and the winger is expected to go straight into the squad for the trip to Carrow Road.
Dael Fry is close to returning after suffering blurred vision following a boot to the face against Blackburn, but the weekend might come too soon for him; Anfernee Dijksteel and Marcus Tavernier remain out.
Norwich City possible starting lineup:
Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Sorensen; Skipp, Tettey; Buendia, Vrancic, Cantwell; Pukki
Middlesbrough possible starting lineup:
Bettinelli; Spence, Wood, McNair, Bola; Morsy, Howson, Saville; Watmore, Assombalonga, Bolasie
We say: Norwich City 2-0 Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough's squad is being stretched by injuries at the moment, and Norwich are sure to be tough opposition this weekend. The Canaries will dominate possession and could emerge quite comfortable victors as they continue their push for promotion.