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28 February 2016

Louis McIntosh and Toby Syme on Citizens test

NORWICH City Under-18s want to seize the moment when they visit Manchester City's Academy Stadium in the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals on Monday (7pm), according to Louis McIntosh and Toby Syme.

The Canaries booked their place in the last eight of the competition in some style at the start of February, overturning a 4-1 deficit to see off Middlesbrough after extra-time at Carrow Road.

That followed impressive wins at Hull and Sunderland, and speaking exclusively to Norwich City TV, midfielder McIntosh said: "The Middlesbrough game was a brilliant one to be involved in.

"I came on when we were 3-1 down, and then they immediately nicked another. From there though, the boys dug deep and we managed to get through and set the game up against Manchester City.

"We've seen a bit of them from previous rounds, and we're looking to exploit their weaknesses. A few of the boys who won the competition in 2013 are still at Norwich, so they're always on hand to give us advice.

"I've been here since I was around eight years old, and just love playing for Norwich. Now we all want to make the most of the chance to get into the semi-finals."

Meanwhile, Syme has been an ever-present in City's cup run, demonstrating versatility to appear on either the left or right side of defence prior to making his first ever appearance at Carrow Road against Boro.

"It was a good experience, and the home support definitely helped us to get the result we wanted in the end," the 17-year-old explained.

"That match showed how much the boys fight for each other. Looking ahead to Man City, we have real confidence going into the game and believe we can do it.

"As a squad we welcome any challenges which come our way, and hopefully we can get the win. For myself personally, it's been good to get a run of games under my belt, especially being a first-year scholar.

"Everyone is really looking forward to the match now, and wants to show what they can do. We want to do something special, and have the chance to do that now."

Entry to the game is FREE to Norwich season ticket holders, with supporters asked to show their season ticket on the gate on the day of the game.

Meanwhile, casual admission is priced at £3 for adults and £1 for concessions, with further information available HERE.

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