Luton Town loanee Cameron McGeehan opens the door to permanent Norwich City exit
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Cameron McGeehan has given the clearest indication yet he feels his future does not belong with Norwich City.
The Canaries' FA Youth Cup-winning captain of 2013 is enjoying a second loan spell with Luton Town – a team he helped win the Conference (Skrill Premier) title last season. The midfielder's Hatters' return came following a brief stint at Cambridge United and it appears the former Chelsea youngster's heart remains set on making sure his latest temporary move away from Carrow Road becomes a permanent one.
Asked if he'd like to be a Luton player next term, McGeehan reportedly replied: 'Yeah, I'd be happy. I think there is some stuff set.'
The City youngster's apparent angling for a transfer will come as little surprise to many with McGeehan being quoted as saying he wanted to make more memories 'in the next couple of seasons' at Kenilworth Road after rejoining Luton in February.
The Northern Ireland international, capped at various youth-team levels, is yet to make a senior appearance for the Canaries despite being regarded as one of City's brightest Academy prospects.
That hasn't dettered Hatters boss John Still though who has made no secret of his desire to make the hot prospect a permanent signing in the past. The player's current deal with the League Two outfit will finish at the end of the season unless an extension or deal is completed.
'It was the best feeling going up and getting promoted as a team (last season),' said the loanee.
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'I think it's much tougher this year. It's a tough league and there are no bad teams, even those at the bottom. I think every team is very similar and there is not much between them. Little fractions make all the difference.'
Hopes of securing back-to-back promotions were raised on Monday when the Hatters won 1-0 at Tranmere Rovers to move within one point of the play-off places in English football's fourth tier.
McGeehan's winner on the Wirral came on his 20th birthday and ended a seven-game losing streak which had threatened to destroy any hopes of the Hatters being in with a shout of securing a top-seven finish.
The midfielder said: 'I actually wanted the penalty at first.
'I told Cully (Mark Cullen, who saw his penalty saved), 'I'll have it'. I think that's the third rebounded penalty that's gone in and (Alex) Lawless said to me, 'make sure you follow it up because you'll get a tap-in', so he obviously didn't trust Cully.
'But it was actually a good strike. If I hadn't put it in Cully would have put it in anyway, but I was happy to score with my left foot. It was my fifth league goal of the season so I'm quite happy with that as well.'
On a personal level the man who netted t in both legs of Norwich's memorable Cup triumph over Chelsea has yet to reach the heights he did during his first period under Still. But McGeehan is confident there are brighter days ahead as he and Luton look to keep improving.
'I've been stuck in limbo for the last few games, not knowing whether to push on, go and get a goal, or to sit,' the 20-year-old said, still speaking to Bedfordshire on Sunday.
'That's been addressed. It's tough coming into a team that isn't doing really well and we were losing to teams and weren't doing our best at the time. It was tough to adapt to it. It's a different style of play to what I've been used to.
'I was here last year but coming back into it again and getting reacquainted with the style of play and players, it was tough.
'I thought I'd come in and it would be great and rosy like it was last year, but it's not always the way. I'll only become better and stronger and hopefully push on now.'