Turkish test for Norwich City’s development crew

Alex Neil and his management team ran the rule over Norwich City's youngsters in a 7-0 friendly win

Alex Neil and his management team ran the rule over Norwich City's youngsters in a 7-0 friendly win over SV Kirchdorf at the Leerberg-Arena. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's Under-21s face a stiff pre-season test on Thursday when they play Turkish 'Super Lig' Gaziantepspor at Silberstadt Arena in the Austrian city of Schwaz (KO 5pm UK).

Alex Neil is expected to attend again after watching the 7-0 romp earlier this week against regional side SV Kirchdorf.

The 'Falcons' finished well adrift of domestic powerhouses Galatasaray and Fenerbahce last season but were four points clear of Caykur Rizespor, where City striker Kyle Lafferty spent the second part of the campaign on loan.

Josh Murphy, Louis Thompson and Jamar Loza get another chance to impress Neil and academy chief Gregg Broughton believes the close ties between the seniors and the development squad bodes well for the future.

'Alex has been very interested from the outset. He talks daily about the players and wants to know how individuals are getting on,' Broughton told the club's official site. 'We had a good conversation about individuals (on Tuesday), and some of those were involved from the start in that game and some will be involved against Gaziantepspor.


You may also want to watch:


'To have the Under-21s this close to the first-team's training camp shows what this club is all about. It's all about progression, and to have eight people travel over from the first-team camp for the first game says a lot. The boys responded and they were very positive about that.'

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus