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JACOB MURPHY: THE COMPETITION IS FIERCE

23 August 2016

Youngster nets in Carrow Road rout

JACOB Murphy says Norwich City's thumping 6-1 EFL Cup victory over Coventry City on Tuesday evening shows the depth of quality they have in their squad.

Alex Neil made a full eleven changes from Saturday's 1-1 draw in the East Anglian derby, but the Canaries produced a fine display which comfortably secured their place in the third round.

Murphy was among the scorers on a goal-laden night at Carrow Road, and told Norwich City TV: "We've got healthy competition, which is what us young boys need to push us on.

"It just shows the strength in depth we've got in the squad now. One of the key objectives was keeping the unbeaten run going, and hopefully we can put a cup run together now.

"We started the game pretty well, but it's always about getting the first goal. Once we do that they're under pressure and we're confident in what we can do with the ball.

"The third goal killed the game, then we saw it off from there."

Having spent time on loan with the Sky Blues last term, Murphy has enjoyed a successful start to the season back with the Canaries despite recently being sidelined with a minor hamstring injury.

"The manager has said there's an opportunity, if we can get into his plans," he explained.

"I've been given a lot of support and it's down to me now to push on. I feel very much part of things because I'm involved.

"When I was at Coventry I had to learn a lot of off-the-ball stuff, which is good for me. I got 40 plus games there which was good for my development and has helped push my game on.

"It's been great so far and hopefully I've done enough to be involved on Saturday."



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