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LOUIS THOMPSON: A GOOD OPPORTUNITY

24 October 2016

Midfielder eyeing quarter-final place

LOUIS Thompson is aiming to extend Norwich City's EFL Cup run when they visit Leeds United in the fourth round on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

Alex Neil's men swept aside Coventry City 6-1 in their opening game in the competition back in August, before earning a fine 2-0 win at Everton to reach the last 16.

Thompson impressed in each of those matches, and exclusively told canaries.co.uk: "The team's being going well in the cup and we want to keep that run going.

"It's a massive game for us. We've got a good squad so it gives opportunities to players such as myself so hopefully we can go and impress.

"It was a very good team performance [against Everton]. We knew they were going to try and dominate the ball but we were in their face and knew with the players we've got that we had a chance.

"The main thing is players giving the manager food for thought. That's all we can do, and we've got a good opportunity now to further our progress."

Having signed for the Club in the summer of 2014, the 21-year-old only made his senior bow for City this season - spending much of the last two campaigns back on loan at boyhood side Swindon Town.

"I've really enjoyed being in the environment," he added, reflecting upon starting to establish himself within Neil's senior setup. 

"Being around experienced professionals is a bit different to what it's been like in the last couple of years. At Swindon it was a lot of young lads trying to make their way in the game.

"Here, there's already a winning mentality embedded into the boys. It's nice to be learning from that and seeing the importance of every single game.

"We know what our objective is and we're all working collectively towards that. I'm all ears at the minute and hopefully my progress can continue throughout the season, as well as the team's."



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