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U21s EYEING PLACE IN TOP DIVISION

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12:10 11th April 2014

City's development squad chasing place in new format top league for 2014-15.

IT’S been a busy week for the academy coaches at City’s Colney training ground. 

With the trio of Neil Adams, Mark Robson and Paul Nevin taking over first-team coaching duties, there has been a shuffling deck for the Under-18s and Under-21s as well. 

So it will be Professional Development Coach Jerry Gill taking charge of City’s U21s for the remaining three fixtures of the season as the young squad chases a crucial 11th place finish in this season’s Barclay’s Under-21 Premier League. 

Moving forward for the 2014-15 edition of the U21 Premier League, the current 22 team league will be split into two leagues (Division 1 and Division 2), with the top 11 finishers from this season’s league table forming the nation’s top developmental division.

City’s U21s are currently sitting in 15th in the league table, but a win on Friday evening at Carrow Road against Bolton could see the young Canaries catapult themselves into 11th place - which would put them on pace for entry into next season’s top league. 

“It’s a big game against Bolton, because if we beat them we will move into a position that will see us take part in the league we would like to be in next season,” said U21s boss Gill. 

“There’s been a lot of changes at the club in last couple days and I’ve taken over the U21s job until the end of the season and I’m thoroughly looking forward to it.:

Following Friday’s night clash at Carrow Road, the U21s will close out the season with an away trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United before heading to Wolverhampton Wanderers for the final fixture of the 2013-15 campaign.

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