Arguably the biggest of Norwich’s promotion rivals will lock horns with the Canaries on Wednesday night in a live-aired Championship crunch-match.

Alex Neil’s men will make the 250-mile journey to St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United  looking for three huge points to reclaim top spot from the  high-flying Huddersfield Town, who have a game in hand.

Norwich, who have won their last five games in all competitions, including a hard-fought 3-1 win over Burton last time out, are really beginning to bleep the automatic promotion radar.

The Magpies have picked up the pace recently too, in only their second Championship season since the formation of the Premier League.

Six wins out of their last eight games suggests Newcastle have got momentum as well, despite Aston Villa snatching a late draw and Wolves triumphing 0-2 over the Geordies in their last two matches.

Despite what the form suggests, the Canaries have not been playing at their best in recent games but can they up their game for this huge away tie and get another result?

These five key battles on the pitch will be crucial for the Yell’Army to triumph:

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