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U18s PREVIEW: ASTON VILLA

3 September 2015

Murty keen for City to maintain progress




: Dickerson, Ellesley. Subs not used Oxborough; Syme, Boateng, Pollock (Black 29), Crowe, Wallis, Lewis, McIntosh, Ashley-Seal, Cantwell (Aransibia 80), Middleton (Couzens 69).
LAST NORWICH CITY U18s XI (v West Ham United)

L – 1-4 v Chelsea (H) 08/08/2015 – Barclays U18s Premier League
L – 2-0 v Arsenal (A) 15/08/2015 – Barclays U18s Premier League
W - 3-1 v West Ham United (H) 22/08/2015 - Barclays U18s Premier League
CANARIES' FORM

“Our medical sports and science staff are doing well and keeping them engaged, keeping them fully directed towards getting fit and they’re making good progress.”

“Marcus Beauchamp has had a bit of a holiday because he didn’t get a break in the summer due to his injury. We’ve allowed him to go away with his family for a week which is really important to maintain his mental freshness and the rest of them are really progressing very well.

Murty delivered his latest team news, adding: “Henry Pollock is still a bit sore and a bit bruised, and Joe Crowe is away on international duty.

following a challening start to the season that included opening fixtures against Chelsea and Arsenal. South Group City return to action after a two-week break, and they currently sit ninth in the 12-team

“We got some good volume into the lads who have been coming back from injury but also to reinforce a few things we’ve been trying to do. It was also really good for the lads to match themselves against the Under-21s and see what the next level is.”

“We’ve had two practice matches in the week; one against the Under-21s with Dmitri Halajko’s group, then one with the Under-16s and Darren Huckerby’s group.

“It’s important to not let the boys rest on their laurels because they’ve had a bit of success and to set this as our minimum level. It’s looking at what we need to do to push on from this level and to get better and better every week.

“It’s good for the players to go in on a win – they were very good against West Ham and it’s important that they continue that confident approach to the game,” he told canaries.co.uk.

to be the benchmark for his team – though he admits they will take a lot of confidence after picking up their first three points of the campaign. 3-1 victory over the Hammers The young Canaries visit Aston Villa on Saturday (1pm) in the Barclays Under-18s Premier League, and Murty wants the

GRAEME Murty is urging his Under-18s side to ‘push on’ from their opening win of the season against West Ham United a fortnight ago.

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