Norwich City youngster Carlton Morris joins Shrewsbury Town on loan

Norwich City striker Carlton Morris has joined Shrewsbury Town on loan. Picture: Focus Images

Norwich City striker Carlton Morris has joined Shrewsbury Town on loan. Picture: Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City striker Carlton Morris has joined Shrewsbury Town on a season-long loan.

The 21-year-old, who agreed a new contract at City this summer until 2020, will link up with Canaries team-mate Ebou Adams at the League One club.

Morris, who has been with the Canaries since he was 11, hopes to catch the eye of the City management during his loan spell at New Meadow.

'They've told me to come here and show people what I can do,' said Morris.

'Hopefully I can make a bit of a name for myself and then I can go back to my parent club one day and push for a starting place there.'

Morris made his first team debut for City against Wigan in March 2015 before going out on loan to Hamilton for the 2015/16 season.

Morris joined struggling Rotherham on loan for the second half of last season but made just eight appearances for the Millers due to a hamstring injury.

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'I'm at a point in my career where I need to get games, get goals and really kick-on', Morris told ShrewsWeb.

'I see a club that are having a real go this season and hopefully we can come together and have a successful season.

'I like the manager's philosophy and I've heard good things about the Town, the area and the football club from colleagues at Norwich.

'When I first heard about the interest I had a word with Ebou (Adams) and he sung the praises of the club since he's started here and about how quickly he's settled in, so it wasn't a hard decision in the end.

'I just want to come here and play well and make sure the gaffer's happy with me. Hopefully I can play well, get goals and get this team as far up the table as possible. I like to run in behind, but I can also hold the ball up and link play, but I always try and get in the box.

'I've been around a bit, but that's part and parcel of the game you have to move around and make a name for yourself, particularly at the age I am.'

His move leaves Norwich with just two central strikers to choose from in Nelson Oliveira and Cameron Jerome although new signing Marley Watkins can also be deployed down the middle.

Both Jerome and Oliveira have both been linked with moves away from Carrow Road this summer to Sunderland and Reading respectively.

City made their sixth signing of the summer on Tuesday when they swooped for James Husband from Middlesbrough. It remains to be seen whether letting Morris out on loan could mean sporting director Stuart Webber targets another striker this summer.