Michael Turner and Jonas Gutierrez stepped up their injury comebacks with 45 minutes for Norwich City Under-21s this afternoon.

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The pair played the first half of a 3-2 friendly win against Charlton Athletic at Colney this afternoon, which was won by a late Carlton Morris goal.

Centre-back Turner has not played for City since damaging his hamstring in the New Year’s Day 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace and winger Gutierrez has only played twice for City since joining on loan from Newcastle United.

The Argentina international has not played for the Canaries since injuring his calf in the 2-1 loss at Cardiff City at the start of February but is now edging back to fitness.

Under-21s coach Mark Robson, speaking to www.canaries.co.uk, said: “We were able to get Michael and Jonas out there for a half – it was good that they were able to get some time on the pitch under their belt.

“The fact that they’re on their way back meant they were feeling their way into it. Hopefully they’re not going to be too far away from selection for the first team.”

Gutierrez was replaced by young striker Carlton Morris at half-time of the behind-closed-doors friendly, with City 1-0 down after Kyle McFadden gave away a penalty in the 24th minute, which keeper Remi Matthews couldn’t keep out.

The young Canaries equalised a minute after the break though, with winger Josh Murphy setting up Jamar Loza to power home and then Murphy setting up Morris to equalise again in the 66th minute.

Morris, part of the club’s FA Youth Cup winning side last season, then curled home a winner deep into injury-time to seal the victory.

Robson added: “It was a very good goal from Carlton, he took it very well.

“It was a bit of a friendly game to be fair in the first half, there was no real tempo to it. We did a bit more in the second half and created enough chances.”

Norwich City U21s: Remi Matthews; Cameron Norman (Ewan McNeil 70), Kyle McFadden (C), Michael Turner (Harry Barker 45), Harry Toffolo; Jacob Murphy, Reece Hall-Johnson, Ray Grant (Harvey Hodd 70), Jonas Gutierrez (Carlton Morris 45); Josh Murphy; Jamar Loza (Rod Young 75).

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17 comments

  • So Gutierrez is fit? That's really going to help the cause! I know Redmond has a lot to learn but I can't believe anyone (except Hughton maybe) could honestly play Gutierrez over Redmond. We need pacey creativity not pedestrian caution!

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    e18 canary

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Probably too early for Turner to return but he and Bennett might be the best we have right now until Bassong sorts his head out. Likewise Gutierrez could offer something different at left wing but with Snodgrass on the right that would be slow attacks down both flanks.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Interesting that they lost the first half when they were on, then won the second half 3-1 after the old pros were subbed .-)

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    sharky

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Much as i like Redmond and think he has great potential, we have not had much creativity at the end of that pace so far and many high and wide shots that give the ball back to the opposition. And with his lack of ability to track opposition runners, he does leave us open. Experience might be best on the run in.

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    DaveG

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • I wasn't happy with Pilks on Saturday.Maybe he knows something.

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    sharky

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • No Brewer he sold 34 copies - one for every point we will finish the season with.

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • To be fair I'd like to have Turner back in the side for the run in..and Gutierrez will be handy to have back around

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    GossVolley

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Tonyb, do you sit front row upper Barclay by any chance?

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • .....What they are saying Sharky is...'I'm not ready to be thrust into the limelight on Saturday'.. .pick someone else!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Some positive light at the tunnel then for when CH gets us relegated. Nice our youth team turned it around after the experienced pro's left the pitch. Maybe give them a try in the 2nd half they seem to be hungry to win. Unlike our other players who are probably already looking for other clubs for next season.

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    Oz Canary

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Just imagine, sharky, should those bright young prospects be exposed too long to Hughton, Calderwood and Trollope. Career stunting stuff. If Pilks knows anything at all, he`s several steps ahead of Hughton. 39 steps? No Buchan hope.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • For sometime I have had some sympathy with the injury situation, but excuses in that direction can be put to bed ( pity about Fer we miss him ).Tactically ( or tactlessly!! ) we need to get up to pace, playing two luxury players ( Hoolihan & Redmond ) against tough tackling Villa then omitting them against Southampton. Would like to see Turner and Yobo at the back ( but I am a Bennett man as well ) OTBC.

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    johnnyp

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • So Turner`s "fit". That means Ryan Bennett has no chance. Gutierrez will be preferred to any of the non-Hughton signings. Robert is the ipso facto "boss" at Norwich. Hoolahan is not up to 1st team duties. Pilkington couldn`t give a sh!t any more. Becchio sold 18 copies of `Big Issue` today. Allegedly.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Hygiene Pitney, I refer to your message in the next door cubicle. What's a bit of whinging between friends? A Fans' forum without whinging is like a toilet wall without graffiti or Brewer without a thesaurus. Like a child cowering on the stairs while his parents throw crockery at each other, I can tell you're upset. How can I rub it better ? The new A11 dual carriageway will be finished soon. Then the Carra will be less than 24 hours from Putney (a bit more from Tulsa). You''ll get to watch Norwich before you can say "Six Mile Bottomless Traffic Jam". So don't worry, be happy. PS. Brewer sends his love ...........in 5 languages: English, Dutch, Hungarian, Spanish and Gibberish.

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    User Removed

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • yobo needs a rest so id put turner in with bennett on saturday.

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    tonyb

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Bennett and Yobo looked hopeless together. Unlikely CH will drop Yobo, so it's back to the bench for Bennett.

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    Bookface

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • So thats Gutierrez on the left and Tina Turner at centre back , Robert on the right and pick 7 out of the hat with JR in goal.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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