Sheffield Wednesday: Striking dilemma for Canaries chief

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It is not just Owls left-back Joe Mattock who will sit out tomorrow’s clash at Hillsborough due to suspension.

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty is set to serve a one-match ban, having collected his fifth booking in the controversial midweek draw with Leeds United.

Although the 27-year-old has failed to find the back of the net in 10 Canaries appearances this season, Lafferty has been in fine form for his country, hitting three goals in as many starts for Northern Ireland.

Norwich manager Neil Adams said: “With Kyle of course, you don’t want to lose him because he had been doing well in international football. He just has to be a bit more careful in his approach but you don’t want to take that desire away from his game.”

Ex-Rotherham United striker Lewis Grabban and Gary Hooper are in contention to replace Lafferty.

Midfield playmaker Wes Hoolahan is also sidelined. The Republic of Ireland international travelled to London on Wednesday to see a specialist over his troublesome ankle injury.

“Wes had the scan on Sunday and we sent him down with one of the physios to determine what the timeline is and how we deal with the injury,” said Adams.

Norwich have won just one of their last six Championship outings but Adams refuses to change their attacking formula.

“It’s not a case of panic and making mass changes and major upheaval. We just have to turn performances into results,” he said. “It isn’t a secret; we will come to attack you, score goals and win games. That isn’t going to change. Our philosophy isn’t going to change.”