Ben Gibson missed the Norwich City game against Rotherham this afternoon due to a minor back problem

Christoph Zimmermann starts alongside Grant Hanley in central defense The German will join the 19th Times in the season, but his first league start since the 1-1 draw with QPR in late December

Gibson was originally named on the bench, but it was confirmed that young Andrew Omobamidele had replaced him about 15 minutes before kick-off

It’s the only change in City’s squad after Wednesday’s 2-0 away win over Coventry The recovering striker Jordan Hugill was not named among the substitutes

Polish winger Przemek Placheta remains out of action Daniel Farke recently revealed where he wanted to improve on the summer signing and January goalkeeper Orjan Nyland isn’t ready for the bench just yet

With Brentford losing a third game in the spin when he lost 2-0 to Coventry at lunchtime, the hosts could have a chance to expand their lead at the top of the table to seven points if they make it to three wins on the spin

However, Swansea are in Huddersfield and would finish second with a win to stay five points behind the leaders

The Canaries have no attack on midfielder Marco Stiepermann, who boosted his comeback after two months with an energy-saving virus on Friday when he played 64 minutes of the U23 game against Leeds, a 2-0 defeat at Colney

Full-back Sam Byram continues to work tentatively towards full training after a year with two thigh surgeries, and goalkeeper Michael McGovern is hoping to return after a thigh surgery earlier this year before the campaign ends

Rotherham makes two changes, with Angus MacDonald taking the place of Richard Wood in central defense. MacDonald was sent off for a poor duel with Olly Skipp when City won the first meeting of the two teams in October

The visitors’ only long-term injury is winger Chiedozie Ogbene, who has been out with a knee problem since October

Rotherham, who has moved between the Championship and Premier League for the past four seasons under the direction of Norfolk-born former Wroxham and Diss striker Paul Warne, is 21 and only one point away from the relegation zone

The Milers lost 1-0 at Bournemouth on Wednesday and 2-1 at home to Cardiff last Saturday, but pushed Norwich hard at the New York Stadium in October when a Jordan Hugill penalty was required in the fifth minute of injury Time for City to win 2-1

The South Yorkshire side have fought defensively but presented more scoring threat than most of their survival rivals Since the turn of the year she has beaten Derby twice as well as Middlesbrough and Preston

NORWICH (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Hanley (C), Zimmermann, Giannoulis; Skipp, McLean; Buendia, Vrancic, Cantwell; PukkiSubs: Barden (GK), Omobamidele, Quintilla, Tettey, Sorensen, Rupp, Dowell, Hernandez, Idah

ROTHERHAM (3-5-2): Johansson; Ihiekwe (C), Angus MacDonald, Robertson; Harding, Wing, Barlsser, Wiles, Giles; Smith, CrooksSubs: Blackman (GK), Holz, Clarke, Shaun MacDonald, Olosunde, Sadlier, Jozefzoon, Hirst, Ladapo

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