Loans can pay off for Norwich City’s Murphy twins

The Murphys had been given some words of encouragement by a Norwich City team-mate. Picture: RICHARD

The Murphys had been given some words of encouragement by a Norwich City team-mate. Picture: RICHARD CALVER/FOCUS IMAGES - Credit: Richard Calver/Focus Images Ltd

Nathan Redmond is convinced Norwich City wing twins Josh and Jacob Murphy will return to Carrow Road better operators for their latest Football League loan stints.

Josh linked up with Championship new boys MK Dons recently while brother Jacob is part of Coventry City's set-up in League One this season, and Redmond is in no doubt the moves can bring mutual benefits.

'They know experience is the key,' he said.

'They are only a year below me but they are a bit behind in games and I always say to them they need to get experience because once you have that a manager can't really play the 'youth' card because you have built up the games and experience to deal with the different situations that occur in games.

'They are at fantastic clubs and a season-long loan will do them a world of good. The Coventry right-back, Jordan Willis, is godfather to my little sister so I have known him since I was 12. We grew up at Birmingham together and the academy manager at Coventry, Richard Stephens, was one of my first coaches so Jac is in a good place to develop.'

Redmond, 21, himself has impressed during Norwich City's early league games as part of an emerging crop of young English talent plying their trade in the Premier League.

'There are players below the age of 21 who are in the Premier League now like Jordan Ibe, Joe Gomez, James Ward-Prowse and Matt Targett and all are getting regular football,' he said.

Most Read

'In this day and age you can't really discourage the importance of that experience. You can get the money moves here and there but I say to the 16 and 17 years olds now don't underestimate playing games because that experience will help you in the long run.

'I'm happy to have kicked on from last season. I experienced relegation the year before and I'm trying to do my bit not to let that happen again.'