Free tickets available for Citizens clashPAUL Wilkinson has hailed Norwich City's fans ahead of his Under-21s side lining up against Manchester City at Carrow Road tomorrow night (7pm), with tickets FREE to supporters.
The young Canaries have plyed their trade in front of sizeable home crowds so far this season, with over 10,000 people attending October's televised game against Tottenham.
Their most recent Carrow Road outing came against an experienced Borussia Monchengladbach side in the Premier League International Cup, with City securing an impressive 1-0 win courtesy of a fine Carlton Morris strike.
Wilkinson has no doubt the impact City's supporters have on his players, and told canaries.co.uk: "The crowds have been fantastic at every match.
"In Borussia, we faced a team who play in a senior league week-in, week-out, so it was always going to be a good test. Over the last few games the lads have put together some good performances.
"It will be a tough game against Manchester City. We'll set our stall out, and try to impose ourselves on the game when possible."
"We need to be solid defensively but still create enough opportunities to score goals."
The academy coach will see his options for the clash bolstered by the full-time return of a number of youth loan exports, including Jacob Murphy and Jamar Loza.
The experiences gained by those who have enjoyed temporary spells elsewhere is considered a crucial stage of player development, with Wilkinson commenting: "Sometimes they don't get as many minutes as they would like, but they have to be brave and not be deterred by it.
"Players like Harry Kane had four or five loan spells before getting a break at Tottenham, and lots of players have done the same. It's about learning your trade, and understanding about being part of a team somewhere.
"If you learn something, even if it's only a little thing, it's important. They need to use their chance to go out."
Tickets for Wednesday’s game against Manchester City are FREE and can be booked HERE.
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