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10 November 2016

Academy coach on his move to the Canaries

NEW Norwich City Under-18s boss David Wright is relishing getting down to business, having joined the Club from Colchester United earlier this week.

Wright has already spent time with the City youngsters whose progress he will be overseeing, with the international break affording him the opportunity to make early assessments.

Speaking exclusively to on Thursday, the 36-year-old said: "I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in.

"I've been really impressed with how the boys prepare and in terms of what we do to get them ready for training. Getting to know the players out on the pitch is a really important thing for me.

"It allows me to see what strengths and weaknesses they have, and hopefully we can help them improve. It's a bit of a free week for me this week, which gives me four days to get my head around everything.

"That also gives the players time to get used to me, and from there we can really crack on. Hopefully I can help the boys improve and get them to the level they want to be at."

Wright returns to Norfolk some 11 years after a brief loan stint with the Canaries, where he featured in the same side as fellow Academy coach Darren Huckerby.

Having such pre-existing relationships makes the transition period easier according to Wright, who added: "I had a great time here as a player and really enjoyed my spell.

"As well as Darren I also know Matt Gill having played against him a number of times. Between the three of us, because we know each other personally, the bedding in process should happen quite quickly.

"I try to coach how I was coached as a player, learning from those I worked with and respected like Dario Gradi and Steve Holland. You take those bits and pieces, then add your own style too.

"It's a mix-match of everything, and we have to make sure we give players the platform they need to get better."

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