Carlton Morris realises he must be patient for his Norwich City chance

Carlton Morris of Norwich City U23 and Fiacre Kelleher of Celtic U23 during the Premier League Inter

Carlton Morris of Norwich City U23 and Fiacre Kelleher of Celtic U23 during the Premier League International Cup match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd

Patience is the name of the game for young striker Carlton Morris as he continues to try and force his way into first-team contention at Norwich City.

The 20-year-old scored twice to lead City's under-23s to a dominant 3-0 win over Celtic's development side in front of over 2,000 supporters at Carrow Road on Wednesday night.

That took the strapping centre-forward's U23s tally for the season to five goals, as he continues to show how his game developed during a season-long loan at Hamilton last season.

'We'll just have to see,' Morris said of his first-team hopes for this season. 'I've just got to be patient really and wait for my chance to break through and when I do get my chance, I've got to take it.'

The FA Youth Cup winner scored eight goals in 32 Scottish Premiership games last season, but is yet to add to his solitary senior appearance for Norwich.


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That came as a late substitute back in March 2015, during a 1-0 home loss to Wigan in the Championship during the early days of Alex Neil's reign.

The Scot, as always, was watching the U23s in action from the stands, but made his way down to the dressing room at half-time with his youngsters only 1-0 up against Celtic after failing to take a succession of good chance.

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Josh Murphy then curled in a long-range stunner in the 58th minute to add to Morris's early penalty and then the striker doubled his tally with a close-range finish late on.

'I just want to impress as much as I can,' Morris continued. 'The gaffer came in at half-time and had a word with the lads and I think that showed in the second half, because we came out firing.

'I'm just looking to try and impress the first-team staff.

'He had a word with the boys at half-time, just to get us 100pc firing because we weren't quite at it in the first half, but we came out second half firing on all cylinders, got two goals and killed off the game.

'I've been playing with the under-23s for a while now and I just want to do the best I can and help the team win in whatever game we play. There's a lot of competitions and a good standard at the moment so it's good to concentrate on these games.

'It's a big difference, obviously there are some games that the under-23s play at Colney, but coming to Carrow Road gives a special atmosphere and a special vibe, and there's always a bit more of a buzz around the changing room playing here and at first-team grounds.'

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