Football - Hooper hopeful for Palace trip

Norwich hope to have forward Gary Hooper fit to face Crystal Palace on New Year's Day after he was troubled by a tight muscle in his leg against Manchester United.

Centre-half Michael Turner returns from suspension, but midfielder Jonny Howson remains doubtful again following his back problem.

Midfielders Anthony Pilkington (hamstring) and Alexander Tettey (ankle) are on course to return in January, while winger Elliott Bennett (knee) is a long-term absentee.

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