Meanwhile, the Rams make the trip to Carrow Road having lost all three matches in the league this season, conceding eight goals.
Eyebrows were raised when Derby handed a four-year contract to Philip Cocu last season, a decision which was largely regarded as bold given the Dutchman's lack of experience in English football.
The Rams have had their moments under the former national team midfielder, but four defeats in a row in all competitions has left Cocu needing instant improvements to save his job at Pride Park.
Derby supporters have been unable to take anything positive from any of their performances this season, the most recent one seeing them fall 3-0 behind to Blackburn Rovers within 15 minutes.
While the visitors did score two quality goals, succumbing so tamely further highlighted the low confidence levels in the Derby dressing room, something which Cocu is trying to improve with the arrival of fresh faces.
Even if the signings of Jordon Ibe and Bobby Duncan do inject some more energy into the team's attack, Cocu must find a way to solve the issues in defence now that eight goals have been conceded in three games.
As for Norwich, the vast array of new additions at Carrow Road have not proven enough to avoid a mild hangover after relegation from the Premier League.
Their sole win against Huddersfield Town was a direct result of an individual mistake, and Daniel Farke may feel that his team are fortunate to be on four points at this stage of the campaign.
Their one second-tier setback came by a narrow scoreline at Bournemouth, who have hit the ground running in their bid to earn an immediate return to the top flight.
However, three of Norwich's four goals in all competitions this season have come in the final 10 minutes, a statistic which will not have gone unnoticed by their head coach.
Norwich City Championship form: WDL
Norwich City form (all competitions): LWDL
Derby County Championship form: LLL
Derby County form (all competitions): DLLLL
Kieran Dowell is expected to be sidelined until the end of the year with an ankle injury.
Ibe and Duncan will hope to be part of the squad for the first time, while Matthew Clarke will expect to be given a recall at the back.
Norwich City possible starting lineup:
Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Quintilla; Rupp, Skipp, McLean; Hernandez, Hugill, Placheta
Derby County possible starting lineup:
Marshall; Wisdom, De Wierik, Clarke, Buchanan; Evans, Bird; Knight, Rooney, Jozwiak; Marriott
We say: Norwich City 3-1 Derby County
With Derby showing no kind of form at either end of the pitch, we can only back Norwich to emerge victorious here. While the Canaries have been slow to get going this season, Farke's men will view this as the ideal opportunity to get back on track.