September 18 2014 Latest news:
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Norwich City chief Neil Adams is urging Nathan Redmond to prove just why he is hot property in the Championship.
Adams maintained Redmond was always a key part of his plans, despite constant summer transfer speculation touting him with a Carrow Road exit to the likes of Southampton and Stoke City, and with the window now closed the Norwich boss is confident the 20-year-old can blossom.
The England Under-21 international is currently at St George’s Park preparing for the Young Lions’ 2015 Uefa European Under-21 Championship qualifying double-header against Lithuania and Moldova, but Adams is demanding more moments like his assist for Lewis Grabban’s goal in the recent 1-1 league draw against Bournemouth.
“That is exactly what we want to see from Nathan,” said Adams.
“There is no question he works hard at his game and on his deliveries, but when he gets the full-back one versus one we just need him to be more positive, because he has made that goal and he had other chances when he isolates the full-back and that is the ideal situation for a wide man.
“It was a great run – he beat the full-back and put the ball exactly where you would want it to be and Lewis was in the right place to bury it.”
Adams believes Redmond’s decision-making will only improve with a regular run in the Norwich starting line-up.
“The goal was what he is all about at his best, attacking full-backs and whipping balls in and then it is up to the Grabbans and Laffertys and Cameron Jeromes to get on the end of them,” he said.
“You want more and more of that from Nathan because it was a fantastic assist and sometimes when he comes in and shoots if they go in, then it’s great, but the run and the cross for the goal was brilliant and he has the ability to go and hurt defenders. That cross was bang on the money.”