Attacking duo Carlton Morris and Josh Murphy remind Norwich City boss Alex Neil of their talents
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Josh Murphy and Carlton Morris have given Norwich City manager Alex Neil a timely reminder of their flourishing attacking talents.
The talented duo were the stars of the show as City's under-23s dominated their Celtic counterparts in a 3-0 victory, in front of the watching Canaries boss.
Morris scored twice and Murphy curled home a trademark long-range shot, as the 2013 FA Youth Cup winning pair helped to keep the U23s' Premier League International Cup campaign on track.
'You forget sometimes how young they are because they've played at this level for a long time and at this level, which is really their age group,' City U23s coach Dmitri Halajko said of Murphy and Morris. 'They stand out as first-team players, which they should and which is what we want them to do.
'We've seen them do what they did time and time again at the academy, but you forget how young they are and that they are actually senior players for us that we hope will push on and play in big games in the years to come.'
Speedy winger Murphy, 21, has scored twice in nine appearances for the City first team so far this season and was withdrawn in the 67th minute.
'He'd done enough, he'd done everything we needed to get out of him from a physical point of view and from a football point of view,' Halajko said of Murphy's substitution. 'He's sealed us the second goal and put a big shift into the game in terms of getting up and down, so he can pat himself on the back and think it was a job well done.'
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The young Canaries top their group in the competition and Halajko was pleased with the overall performance, adding: 'We're definitely pleased. It was a comfortable score-line in the end and I thought we were comfortable, we were the better team throughout, we didn't have our goal under threat for long periods and their goal was under threat.'