VICTORY at winless Norwich on Sunday (2pm) would go a long way to soothing the nerves of Leeds United’s twitching fanbase.

It’s a must-win game for both clubs with the Canaries on the bottom rung of the Premier League ladder with the Whites only one step above the relegation zone just five points ahead of the Carrow Road outfit.

Leeds could even be in the drop zone by Saturday evening if Burnley beat Brentford or, less likely, Newcastle upset leaders Chelsea.

Norwich’s last outing was a 7-0 thrashing at Stamford Bridge but manager Daniel Farke has promised “a different” Norwich will face Leeds.

He will be forced into one change as former York City loanee Ben Gibson is suspended after being red-carded in the Chelsea debacle.

Gibson was twice a Wembley winner with the Minstermen winning promotion to the Football League and the FA Trophy within a week.

Back-to-back clean sheets against Burnley and Brighton boosted Norwich’s confidence but Thomas Tuchel’s European champions showed no mercy last week so Farke is expected to alter his personnel.

One man he could turn to is Scottish international Billy Gilmour.

On loan from Chelsea, he missed the mauling at Stamford Bridge against his parent club, but has, surprisingly, not been a regular starter for the Norfolk club.

Should he play he’ll probably come up against fit-again Kalvin Phillips after the England midfielder came through the midweek 2-0 Caraboa Cup defeat at Arsenal unscathed after missing a couple of games.

United’s star man, Raphinha, missing at the Emirates Stadium, is expected to recover from the foot injury he sustained in the last-gasp draw with Wolves last weekend.

Leeds will certainly need the dazzling Brazilian winger who has been head and shoulders above any United player this season.

Both Norwich and Leeds have been desperately short of goals with Patrick Bamford’s continued absence because of an ankle injury having a major impact on the Yorkshire club’s scoring power.

That was evident at Arsenal in midweek when they failed to make the most of their first half opportunities against the misfiring Gunners.

That game turned out to be a tale of two substitute central defenders.

Just 23 seconds after coming on Calum Chambers bundled the ball just over the line from a corner to give the home side a 55th-minute lead.

Just before the hour Leeds captain Liam Cooper replaced Diego Llorente but it was not long before Cooper’s under hit header back to goalkeeper Ilan Meslier was punished by ex-Leeds loan striker Eddie Nketiah to wrap up a 2-0 Arsenal win and passage into the quarter-finals.

One plus for Leeds at the Emirates was the debut of 19-year-old full-back Cody Drameh, who, after a shaky start, was one of United’s better performers on the night