Under-21s coach looks ahead to Arsenal cup tieNEW Under-21s coach Mark Robson is eager to see his charges in competitive action for the first time when they take on Arsenal in the inaugural Under-21s Premier League Cup on Tuesday evening (7pm).
The Canaries welcome the Gunners to Carrow Road for the last 32 clash, and Robson has been pleased with their efforts in training since his appointment at the start of November.
“We’ve had a good two weeks of training now, and the boys I think have responded really well to me and I’m pleased with the work ethic they’ve put in,” he said when speaking exclusively to canaries.co.uk in the build-up to the match.
“Some of the quality that’s been on show in training has been great and I’m hoping they can take that into the game on Tuesday night. We’re all excited for it.
Robson is aware of the benefits that the new cup competition could bring, but admits his side need to clear a tough first hurdle before they reap any longer term rewards.
“Arsenal are always going to produce good players – they have done over the years, so we know it’s going to be a tough game but we’ve done our homework,” he explained.
“If you can stay in the competition and get a few extra games under your belt, then that’s exactly what you need because the games are few and far between.”
He is confident that what he’s seen on the training pitch can translate into results, adding: “What we’ve worked on has been good, the boys have been excellent
“Although I’m sure it will take a period of time for what I’m trying to do to bed in, hopefully we’ll start to see some of it come to fruition on Tuesday.
“It’s always nice to play at the stadium and in front of a crowd, and hopefully we can put on a performance that everyone will enjoy.”
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