Young Canaries to face Spurs, Bilbao and Wolfsburg

Glenn Middleton was on target as Norwich City U23s thrashed Dinamo Zagreb U23s in front of around 3,

Glenn Middleton was on target as Norwich City U23s thrashed Dinamo Zagreb U23s in front of around 3,000 people at Carrow Road during the 2016-17 season Picture: Matthew Usher/Focus Images - Credit: Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City Under-23s will return to Premier League International Cup action this season, facing Tottenham Hotspur, Athletic Bilbao and Wolfsburg in the group stages.

The young Canaries reached the semi-finals of the competition during the 2016/17 campaign and narrowly missed out on a final against Porto after a 1-0 loss to Sunderland at Carrow Road in the semi-finals.

Victories over Celtic, Aston Villa, Valencia and Dinamo Zagreb made up part of an extremely busy season, playing 40 games in all competitions, whereas last season Matt Gill's squad played 28 games due to also not being invited to the Checkatrade Trophy.

This season they are one of the 12 Premier League Two sides competing in the International Cup though, against 12 teams from elite European academies.

The six group winners and two best runners-up advance to the quarter-finals, with fixture dates yet to be confirmed.

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