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DMITRI HALAJKO: THE RESULT REFLECTED THE GAME

16 November 2016

Young Canaries see off Scottish giants

DMITRI Halajko says Norwich City's Under-23s got their just rewards for an impressive performance on Wednesday evening as they eased to a 3-0 Premier League International Cup triumph over Celtic at Carrow Road.

Carlton Morris' early penalty gave the hosts a platform to build upon, with Josh Murphy doubling the advantage just before the hour-mark having earlier struck the woodwork with a deflected shot.

Morris struck again ten minutes from time to complete victory, and speaking after the game, Halajko said: "I thought we were dominant and deserved the win.

"It was a comfortable scoreline. We had a few chances without our goal being threatened too much so we were good value for it.

"This should hopefully be enough to put us through to the next round. It will be the first time we've done that in the European competition so we're very happy.

"We're doing well, especially in the cups. We're looking to progress in all of them if we can."

Over 2,000 fans were in attendance, taking advantage of the free ticket scheme offered by the Club for home Development Squad fixtures.

Halajko believes such a following is just one factor which plays a part in the development of his young players, as he added: "The environment created here at Norwich, on a matchday, is special.

"It gets another five per cent out of them. The players have been training hard too, and all that comes together to bring the good performances of the last couple of weeks.

"It's also priceless, better than any training session, to play alongside a senior pro. Players like Michael Turner and Steven Whittaker talk to the players and help them through the game.

"The experience our lads get from playing alongside them is invaluable."



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