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UNDER-21s: McINTOSH ON LIVERPOOL

24 April 2016

McIntosh: "We're confident that we can stay up."

NORWICH City's Under-21s will head to Liverpool on Monday night in their final game of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League season.

Midfielder Louis McIntosh knows the significance of the clash, with a win potentially securing City's status in the top flight: "We've got a good chance of staying up if we win, but if we had held on for a point against Southampton it would've been easier."

The Canaries fell to a late defeat against the Saints in their last outing courtesy of a 90th minute Josh Sims goal, despite drawing level having been 2-0 down at half time. 

"We spoke about what we had to improve and I think ultimately we did well to get back into the game," said McIntosh, speaking exclusively to canaries.co.uk.

"It's one of the most frustrating things especially considering the situation in the league, with even a point being a good result for us considering we were 2-0 down.

"It's a lot more ruthless in this league and when you get chances you need to make sure you take them because you're not going to get many."

Going into their final fixture, Dmitri Halajko's Under-21s are one point off Middlesbrough but with an inferior goal difference. However, McIntosh is confident that his side are able to beat the drop.

"Our recent results away from home will give us confidence going into Monday against Liverpool," commented McIntosh.

"We know what to expect and we're going to fight in what will be a high tempo footballing game."

McIntosh is currently enjoying a run in the side and is determined to make the number 10 role his own after battling his way into contention.

"It was a bit frustrating at the start not playing in the Youth Cup but I managed to get into the side after that," he added.

"Being involved more and more with the Under-21s is giving me encouragement in my development and I've been pleased with my recent performances.

"The tempo is a lot higher in training and you just like to be testing yourself every day."

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