Republic of Ireland striker Adam Idah is on the verge of a return for Norwich City after six months out with a knee injury.

The 21-year-old is expected to be in Dean Smith's squad for the Carabao Cup second-round tie against Bournemouth on Wednesday night.

Idah needed surgery on a meniscus problem sustained in February and missed the remainder of a Premier League campaign that ended in relegation but he has stepped up his recovery and should be available from the bench to help sharpen his match fitness.

The news will come as a boost to Ireland manager Stephen Kenny ahead of next month's concluding UEFA Nations League fixtures against Scotland and Armenia.

Kenny gave the Corkman his international debut in 2020 and has selected him 13 times in all since then.

Idah's Ireland team-mate Andrew Omobamidele will be rested after the centre-half picked up a minor ankle issue in Friday night's Sky Bet Championship win over Millwall.

Bournemouth boss Scott Parker has confirmed he will utilise the squad for the trip to Carrow Road.

The Cherries, beaten 3-0 at home by Arsenal on Saturday, head to Liverpool at the weekend, so Parker is expected to freshen up the starting XI.

Ireland keeper Mark Travers has stared all three Premier League games so Brazilian Neto could make his debut for the club.

Seamus Coleman is set to make his season's bow

Meanwhile, Ireland and Everton captain Seamus Coleman is poised to make his first appearance of the season as the Toffees travel to Fleetwood on Tuesday.

The veteran full-back has not featured in the Merseysiders' first three Premier League games after undergoing groin surgery in the summer.

The 33-year-old has seen some action with the under-21s side and, after being an unused substitute for the last two first-team matches, is now ready to step up his comeback.

"If you look at the squad you can see some players who are ready to come in and play games and Seamus is in that position," said manager Lampard ahead of the second-round trip to Sky Bet League One club Fleetwood.

"Off the back of his injury, typical Seamus, he has worked brilliantly to get fit. A game will surely help him."