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KYLE MCFADDEN: CROWD GIVES US MOMENTUM

31 March 2015

Young Canaries defender relishes Carrow Road atmosphere

Kyle McFadden is eager to feature in front of another sizeable crowd when Norwich City Under-21s face Fulham at Carrow Road on Wednesday (7pm).

Over the course of the current campaign, the Canaries' Development Squad have drawn a number of large attendances, and set a new Barclays Under-21s Premier League record when over 10,000 people witnessed their October victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Having started on the bench in the 2-1 defeat at Fulham's Craven Cottage in City's last outing, McFadden told canaries.co.uk: "It's always nice to play at Carrow Road in front of the fans, so it should be a good game.

"They are a twelfth man for us, and really help when we're trying to build momentum in matches. Hopefully it will be another big turn out and they can help us win.

"I'm looking forward to it and we're aiming to get the victory over them this time. There was a change in personnel last time with a trialist coming in and Ryan Bennett dropping back to get match-fitness, so I'm hoping I can get the start."

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The 19-year-old has spent time alongside a number of senior professionls throughout this season, while also seeing several of his academy colleagues involved in first team matches.

McFadden feels those experiences have aided his continuing development, commenting: "It’s been great playing with anyone who's been in the first team changing room because you can learn from them as you go along.

"When Carlos Cuellar first came in I played with him, and he’s obviously vastly experienced. Sebastien Bassong was great to play with too, because he communicates well.

"If you're having a bad spell then they help you through it, so it's a benefit having older players around. I think I'm doing well so far, and hopefully I can keep impressing then we'll see what happens.

"The new manager has come in and given some of the younger ones a chance. All you can do is get your head down, work hard and hope you'll be next."

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