Young striker makes goalscoring return for U21sJAMAR Loza says he picked up valuable experience during his recent loan spell with Yeovil Town.
Loza moved to Huish Park on a short-term deal during the January transfer window and played five times, including four starts, before returning to the Canaries last Sunday.
The 20-year-old is happy with how his stay with the League One strugglers pushed him to new levels.
“It was another learning curve for me. I needed to try and adapt my game to that style of football. I’m still young so I’m still learning,” he said.
“The play was a lot more direct and it was more physical, so it was good for me to grow up a bit and deal with that.
“It was hard at that level because you come up against some good teams and some good players. League One is a very high standard.
“Every loan helps. You always get something out of it, whether it’s learning or boosting your reputation. I definitely think I learned some big lessons going there.”
The Jamaica international striker was speaking exclusively to canaries.co.uk after netting the winner in City’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the Barclays Under-21s Premier League on Wednesday.
Once again the Canaries’ supporters backed Paul Wilkinson’s youngsters, with 7,127 taking advantage of the free entry offer to pack into the Jarrold Stand at Carrow Road.
Loza was delighted to bag the decisive goal and keep up the Under-21s’ impressive recent form, with their unbeaten run now extending to four matches.
“I had a few good chances before, and I thought it was maybe going to be one of those nights, but luckily when that last chance came, I took it,” he added.
“The crowd were there in numbers and that makes it feel like a proper first team game. I’m always excited to be involved and to play in games like this.
“I think in the first half as a team we started a bit slowly, but in the second half we were excellent. We moved the ball a lot quicker and got the win we deserved.
“It was a good game and it was good to be back for my first Under-21s game for a while.”