Coach looks to build on 'mature' performances
City's youngsters were eliminated at the quarter-final stage on Monday, producing an impressive performance only to eventually be edged out 2-0 by Manchester City at the Citizens' Academy Stadium.
Murty remains proud of his side's progress throughout the course of the current campaign however, and told canaries.co.uk: "We went there and stood up, so the players have done themselves the world of good.
"They went toe-to-toe with a top Academy side and didn't disgrace themselves by any means. It just goes to show how far they've come this year.
"Sometimes it takes a younger side a while to find belief in matches. Once they got that though, they caused Manchester City a few problems.
"Overall, we saw a group of players heading towards their potential."
Lost 2-0 to a very good team tonight but that can't take away from how proud I am of the players and what they've achieved in the comp.— Graeme Murty (@GraemeMurty) February 29, 2016
"We're looking for people to put down a marker for the last six games. We want players striving to make the Under-21s squad, but also to be the best on the pitch.
"We've had development periods, but now we're looking for performances; bringing understanding and quality together in games. There are contracts to be earned still, and I'm looking for people to stand out.
"That's the message I'll be delivering to them."
L – 2-0 v Manchester City (A) 29/02/2016 - FA Youth Cup
L – 2-5 v Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 27/02/2016 - Barclays Under-18s Premier League
L - 0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (A) 13/02/2016 - Barclays U18s Premier League