Ex-Luton youngster Max Aarons is fit for Canaries' trip to Kenilworth Road

Max Aarons in action for Norwich CityMax Aarons in action for Norwich City
Max Aarons in action for Norwich City
Town to come up against their former academy star

Former Luton youngster Max Aaron has been declared fit for tonight's clash between the Hatters and Norwich City.

The 20-year-old began his career in the academy at Kenilworth Road, leaving at just 14 as he wanted to move to side with category one status in a bid to get more training hours.

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He was then snapped up the Canaries in 2016 and has flourished since, making almost 100 appearances, with a number of them coming in the Premier League last term, plus representing England at both U19 and U21 level.

Aarons was forced off in the 1-1 draw with Coventry City on Saturday, but has given manager Daniel Farke a timely boost ahead of this evening's fixture, with the City boss missing the likes of Dutch international Tim Krul and Finland striker Teemu Pukki, plus Lukas Rupp and Xavi Quintilla.

Speaking to the club's official website about his injury problems, the German said: “He (Aarons) is alright.

"We had some fears about him but it was just a heavy contact on his shin. He was struggling a bit on Saturday night and Sunday.

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"He was much better on Monday and it improves more or less from hour to hour. We don’t expect any setback so he is ready to go.

"Kenny McLean could have been out for four or five months but that's not the case, he could be back around Christmas.

“Good news with Kieran Dowell, it looks like we can bring him back to training at the end of this week.

“We won't travel to Luton with much of a different squad, but Emi Buendia comes back after his suspension.

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"We expect Todd Cantwell to be back in about two weeks, he's making good progress in rehab."

Town chief Nathan Jones wasn't about to get drawn into who his opponents might be able to field though, adding: "We can’t second guess anything that Norwich are going to do and I can’t wish for this, wish for that.

"What I really want is for us to put in the level of performance we did in the last two home games with a slightly different result in terms of us getting more positive points.”