Norwich City midfielder Cameron McGeehan aims to impress Neil Adams
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Norwich City midfielder Cameron McGeehan is ready to join the club's loan brigade to push his first-team claims at Carrow Road.
The Canaries' FA Youth Cup winning captain has seen the likes of Harry Toffolo and Jacob Murphy impress at Swindon and Blackpool respectively this season and McGeehan is eyeing a potential New Year short term move after his successful stint at Luton last season.
The 19-year-old signed a longer term deal in the summer following interest from the newly-promoted Hatters, but McGeehan has yet to force his way into Neil Adams' plans.
The powerful midfielder will get a chance to impress City's watching first-team boss in Wednesday's latest development test against Liverpool's Under-21s at Carrow Road.
'I think that is the pathway we will look at because if I am not getting in and around the first team, which I am obviously not, I have to push on and get some more senior games and prove myself at a higher level than Luton,' he said. 'I haven't spoken to the manager here, I just need to get my head down. Maybe we can have a look in January but at the minute I am just concentrating hard on playing well as part of the squad here.
'There was some discussion with Luton in the summer but it didn't come to anything and I still speak to John Still every now and again, which is good that he keeps in touch. That's potentially maybe something you could look at in terms of a loan but they are doing very well at the minute near the top of the division.'
McGeehan admitted on Monday his move to Kenilworth Road, which ended in a Conference winner's medal, was a real eye-opener.
'It is a different style of play because it is a tough environment,' he said. 'You go in that first day or two and I was going into a changing room with a group of men. You are out of your comfort zone and it can be awkward but in any walk of life if you are challenged you develop as a person. After the first few games you settle down and the team was doing well which helped.
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'The style is a lot more direct and physical, which is completely different to how we play at the U21s.
'I remember being on the bus to Macclesfield in my second game and the centre-back sitting next to me said he hoped the manager put him on the bench because he had to pay for his daughter's swimming lessons that month. That's when the reality hits home and you understand they are playing for their livelihoods.'
McGeehan is looking forward to a rare chance to shine at Carrow Road in front of a crowd expected to top 7,000 as part of a line-up that will feature fit-again central defender Ryan Bennett.
'It's amazing support. It gives the game a bit more of an edge and a meaning and it's a big league game for us,' he said. 'The fans have always been great. We had it against Tottenham earlier this season and on our FA Youth Cup run. It gives you a boost as a player.
'It was a bit up and down at the start of the season but now Wilko (Paul Wilkinson) has come in we have had more stability, we look more like a team and we are trying to build and finish as high as we can. It helps to play with the first-team lads and Ryan played in a game the other day. You can just tell he has played at that level. He is always there to help and he is a really nice guy as well.'