Liverpool tie offers chance for Norwich City U23s to bounce back quickly from semi-final defeat

Ray Grant in the thick of battle during Citys defeat to Sunderland U23s on Friday. Picture by Matth

Ray Grant in the thick of battle during Citys defeat to Sunderland U23s on Friday. Picture by Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd

There has been little time for Norwich City Under-23s to dwell on their disappointing semi-final defeat on Friday, as they are back in cup action this evening.

The young Canaries were beaten 1-0 by Sunderland at Carrow Road in the Premier League International Cup but have a chance to bounce back against Liverpool in the Premier League Cup in Chester tonight (7pm).

'I've been in the game long enough to know that when you get a knock you've got to pick yourself up and go again,' City academy manager Richard Money said.

'It's testimony to the group that we lose a cup semi-final and the next game on the horizon is the quarter-final of another cup, so that's testimony to how well they've done in the cup competitions.

'We know it's going to be tough, Liverpool are having a real go at this competition, they didn't enter the Checkatrade Trophy or the International Cup so you'd think they will be pretty much at full strength.'