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17 September 2015

'It's about mentality', says Murty


"Set-backs now certainly won't be detrimental to their long-term careers, and it's vital they understand how to learn from them. By realising that, they're going to have more positive days than negative - regardless of results."

"We're trying to get people in that zone mentally so they can achieve consistency in their approach. If something goes wrong, it's not the end of the world.

"I'm looking for them to deploy the skills they have in their arsenal, regardless of the circumstances. Typically young players can get very high or very low, so we stress the importance of remaining level-headed.

The 40-year-old coach understands the playing capabilities of his team, as he added: "I want to see where they are mentally, because I know their technical and physical abilities.

With the Academy side now five games into their competitve campaign, former Reading defender Murty wants to use the Foxes clash as a measure of youngsters' ongoing progress.

"The players who can change to suit the sitation are the ones who will progress the quickest."

"In their careers they're going to have to marry together different styles and adapt. That's what youth football is very good for; it exposes them to lots of different approaches.

"This weekend will be about facing challenges, individually and collectively. I'm looking forward to seeing the players impose themselves on the game with the ball, then match Leicester physically without it,

Speaking to ahead of their latest Barclays Under-18s Premier League meeting, Murty said: "The two games between ourselves and Leicester last year were really interesting, for different reasons.

at Colney Training Centre last weekend, having dominated the match for long periods. 1-1 draw with Swansea City City's youngsters go into the game off the back of a

GRAEME Murty believes this Saturday's trip to Leicester City (12pm) will give a key insight into the development of his Under-18s squad.
L – 2-0 v Aston Villa (A) 05/09/2015 – Barclays U18s Premier League
1-1 v Swansea City (H) 12/09/2015 - Barclays U18s Premier League –D

Oxborough (GK); Ramsay, Lewis, Sambu, Wallis, Crowe, Cantwell (c), Black, Ashley-Seal, McIntosh, Middleton.
LAST NORWICH CITY U18s XI (v Swansea City)

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
3-1 v West Ham United (H) 22/08/2015 - Barclays U18s Premier League –

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