Norwich City’s England starlet Nathan Redmond can star for club and country

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond starred for England Under-21s on Wednesday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond starred for England Under-21s on Wednesday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Friday, March 7, 2014
11:30 AM

Nathan Redmond’s match-winning exploits for England’s Under-21s is good news for Norwich City.

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Canaries boss Chris Hughton believes Redmond, who turned 20 on Thursday, will return to Colney buoyed by his impressive midweek display capped by a fine long-range strike to seal a European Championship under-21 qualifying 1-0 win over Wales. Redmond was one of eight City players on international duty and Hughton insists that underlines the quality at his disposal.

“That will give Nathan a major lift. He is a young player who is heading in the right direction and gaining valuable Premier League experience,” said Hughton. “I have no doubts those experiences this season have put him in good stead to achieve what he did this week for his country – not just his goal but in terms of a good performance. That will help his development. If we had a choice we would still rather see more of our players involved internationally than not because they are gaining valuable experience and it adds to their overall quality.”

Redmond knows he now has to focus on club matters for the Premier League finale after a starring cameo for Gareth Southgate’s Young Lions.

“I have to give my all at the club now. It’s a tough league but I have to be fit and ready for the manager to select me,” he told the FA’s official site. “We got the win and that is the most important thing. The space opened up to hit a shot and luckily it went in. I’m always happy to be involved.

“I missed out on the last squad through injury but it was good to be back. I think we wanted to dominate them a bit more in the attacking areas of the pitch.

“We could have been a bit more penetrative instead of picking too many sideways passes and we could have done things a little bit quicker.”

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9 comments

  • Nice one Nathan! Cutting in from the left onto his right foot anyone?

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    ScotCan

    Friday, March 7, 2014

  • Inspired MB. My only complaint is you've left me nothing to add. I'll go work on some stats

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    Lincs Canary

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Nice one Nathan! Cutting in onto his right foot anyone?

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    ScotCan

    Friday, March 7, 2014

  • It works in a motivated team not run by a jelly robot, ScotCan. Maybe that`s it? Swallow, Summer. One. Doesn`t. Wes had a goal wrongly disallowed for ROI and was MoM. Robert does well for Scotland. Russell Martin is a first choice CB for Strachan. Ibrahimovich loves playing alongside Elmander. Ricky was once a goal machine, likewise Hooper. Between real injuries, of the kind feisty players get, James Vaughan scores for fun. So does Chris Martin. Becchio is a non entity, even though Hughton brought him in. Butterfield. Hughton is a chump. Not a champ. He could transmutate gold into guano. King Midas in Reverse. At least he`ll be gone soon.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, March 7, 2014

  • Bad news: tomorrow Redmond, Wes and Martin will be back playing (or in Wes's case not playing) under Hughton's direction, so they won't be turning in the stand-out performances they did at international level earlier in the week. Good news: those stand out performances show-cased a few days a go should have increased their market value. When they are snapped up by PL clubs in the summer, we're going to need every last penny to rebuild and start fighting our way back to the big time. Meanwhile, whatever the result tomorrow, and regardless of Hughton's pep talk, let's see the team get forward, stay forward and put in a fighting performance we can be proud of....for the full 90 minutes. Hope Ryan Bennett plays. OTBC.

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    User Removed

    Friday, March 7, 2014

  • There is no doubt that Nathan Redmond is a very talented player, and certainly one for the future. The problem is that he isnt the finished article yet, and is being asked to fulfil a role that he isnt really ready for. He isnt a Darren Eadie that can weave magic and then deliver that final killer pass or cross as Eadie did. He can weave the magic, but is too inexperienced to be able to NOT try and beat the final man, but instead to deliver the killer cross. He has the magic, but unfortunately nowhere near enough of the final product. Redmond should be the impact player that runs an already tired defence ragged. There is too much responsibility on young shoulders that really aren't ready for it.

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    Algarve Canary

    Friday, March 7, 2014

  • His shooting when wearing a yellow shirt is an absolute joke yet how come wearing an England shirt he is much improved?

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    blackdog2

    Friday, March 7, 2014

  • Nice one Nathan! Cutting in onto his right foot anyone?

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    ScotCan

    Friday, March 7, 2014

  • Sorry about that, LincsCan! Old ScotCan and others like to dwell on Nathan`s right-foot goal from a left-wing position (vice-versa for Robert). But there have been just 2 goals of that sort for us all season in the league. Hardly the proof of any sort of pudding. I look forward to your ongoing forensic evaluation of how the Financial Fair Play Rules are controlling `the likes of` ManC, Chelsea, ManU, QPR and 1p5wich....

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

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