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REDMOND: "IT'S SET TO BE A REALLY GOOD MATCH"

20 October 2014

Canaries wideman excited for Leeds test

NATHAN Redmond is expecting a fervent atmosphere at Carrow Road on Tuesday night when Norwich City welcome Leeds United.

The 20-year-old winger is looking forward to a ‘great opportunity’ for the Canaries, who are seeking to end a run of three matches without a win.

“I think that’s the beauty of the Championship, there’s always another game around the corner,” said the England Under-21 regular.

“There are a lot of games and we don’t really have time to dwell on recent ones that we’ve come across. We’ve another one now and it’s a great opportunity for us.

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“Of course the atmosphere will be intense, it’s a Tuesday night game and I’m sure it will be a packed out Carrow Road. It’s set to be a really good match and I think that most of the lads, including myself, are excited for it.”

Redmond has started in every league match for City so far this season and has generally been happy with his form, even though he’s keen to get on the scoresheet sometime soon.

“I feel like I’ve done quite well, getting assists. I’m a little bit disappointed that I haven’t scored yet but it can happen whenever,” he added during his press conference at Colney.

“I’m always working hard on the training pitch and trying to rectify what I’m doing wrong. As the season’s gone on, I feel like I’ve grown into games a bit more.

“I’m thankful to the gaffer for playing me on my strongest side, and I’m just going to continue to try and develop, learn and hopefully help the team to win the league this year.”
 


Neil Adams' team haven’t scored a first half goal since Bournemouth were the visitors on August 30, yet Redmond is of the opinion that if they can manage to nudge ahead of the opposition, then victories will follow.

“We just need to be on the front foot a lot quicker. Against Fulham for the first ten, 15 minutes we were doing that – I was putting ball into the box, Wes (Hoolahan) was getting onto the ball, Grabbs (Lewis Grabban) was getting past people and Cammy (Cameron Jerome) was making himself a physical presence,” he commented.

“One thing we didn’t do in that half was move the ball quickly enough. If we do that, we’ll be getting up the pitch quicker, we’ll be creating more chances and we’ll be putting them under pressure.

“We haven’t scored a goal in the first half for a long time, and that’s one of the things that needs to be rectified. It’s only going to take one little thing to spark that in a game, and I think once we do that we’ll be back rolling and on a winning run.”

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