Adeyemi is enjoying the Bradford experience
Norwich City's young loan export Tom Adeyemi believes the Canaries will reap the benefit of his extended spell at League Two Bradford.
The teenage midfielder is now poised to remain at Valley Parade for the rest of the season after the clubs recently agreed a fresh extension to his original Bantams' loan deal.
Adeyemi has started 18 of Bradford's previous 20 games, including last night's latest League Two game at Crewe, and the 19-year-old is delighted to remain in Yorkshire for the foreseeable future.
'I came here hoping to have as regular football as possible and I'm very happy to have played so often,' he said. 'I just hope to stay injury-free and keep that run going. If I can play my part over a whole season, I will see it as a real achievement. I'm sure Norwich will look back and see the number of games I've played and judge if it's been worthwhile for me. As long as they can see I'm working hard and improving here, hopefully that will stand me in good stead for when I go back.'
Adeyemi has been an ever-present after struggling to establish himself in Peter Taylor's starting line-up and admits his first full season as a professional has been a steep learning curve.
'The one thing I've really noticed is the importance of results,' he said. 'When I was playing reserve-team football at Norwich, it was more about your performance individually than that of the team. But playing league football, nobody's going to care if you're playing well if the team is still losing.
'Of course you want to play well. But when you look back at the end of the season, you hope to have achieved as many results as possible. We've had a mixed bag of a season. We've beaten teams like Bury, who are considered one of the best in the league, and then we've had other days when we've been poor. That's something we need to look at both individually and as a team. It's all about finding that consistency. There really is hardly anything between teams at the top and the bottom. It's so tight, which is why it's always down to match day and concentrating hard on making as few mistakes as possible.'
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