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UNDER-21s: CONOR MCGRANDLES ON VILLARREAL

6 October 2015

Free tickets for Carrow Road clash

FACING European opposition provides the perfect measure of development, according to Norwich City Under-21s midfielder Conor McGrandles.

The Canaries host Spanish outfit Villarreal in the Premier League International Cup at Carrow Road on Wednesday (7pm), with tickets FREE to supporters.

City's first outing in this season's competition saw them beaten 3-0 by Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, with several opposing players forming part of the squad which defeated Manchester United in the Champions League just two weeks later.

Speaking ahead of the Development Squad's latest contest, McGrandles exclusively told canaries.co.uk: "These matches show where we are in terms of our progress, so it's going to be a good game.

"Teams from Spain are usually very good on the ball, which will test us. It's one we're looking forward to as coming up against talented players is always good.

"PSV were very strong, and Villarreal will provide a similar challenge. We can only benefit from experiences like this, even if some teams give you a bit of a lesson, which PSV did.

Having found the net during the 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the end of August to register his first goal of the season, the 20-year-old is keen to add to his tally this term.

"I've been told to try and get forward a little bit more in order to get into the box," McGrandles explained.

"I didn’t score as many as I would have liked last year. Hopefully I'll be able to get a few more this season having already got off the mark.

"We’ve got players who complement each other well, which allows me to do that. The likes of Ray Grant are happy to sit deeper, while players like Cameron King look to move across the pitch further up the field.

"I'm looking to do well for the team in every game I play and Wednesday will be no different." 

Tickets can be claimed online HERE, by calling 0844 826 1902 or in any of the three Canaries Official stores.



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