Norwich City can move back to the top of the Championship with a win against Hull at Carrow Road on Wednesday night.
The Canaries can go four points clear of third and may have the chance to move seven points clear if Leeds win against Sheffield United on Saturday.
However, if Norwich manage to gain promotion to the Premier League they will need to improve their squad, as most teams do when they go up.
Where do Norwich need to improve or add depth? Here are four areas…
Although Krul has improved as the season has gone on, a number of basic errors does leave you questioning whether or not he would be able to cut it as our first-choice if we went up. Even if Norwich signed a younger keeper to challenge Krul, it is a position where the club will need to look at.
Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis will be regular starters if we are promoted, there is no doubting that. However, it is highly likely that Aarons will be the only “senior” right-back at the club in the summer, with Ivo Pinto out of contract and Felix Passlack’s loan ending. Norwich will need to add more depth to the position, in case of an Aarons injury/suspension.
We all know how hard the transition from Championship to Premier League can be for a striker and we shouldn’t expect Teemu Pukki to go and score 20 goals next season. Jordan Rhodes is also set to return to Sheffield Wednesday, leaving just Pukki and Dennis Srbeny as Farke’s options. Signed a new striker could be key for Norwich in the summer.
Norwich have one of the worst defensive records in the top half and it is something that needs to be addressed ahead of potential Premier League football. Timm Klose is out of contract and Grant Hanley is out of favour, meaning that Norwich may need to sign an experienced, Premier League quality, defender to compete with Christoph Zimmermann and Ben Godfrey.