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25 April 2017

Young Canaries held by Brighton

NORWICH City Under-23s interim boss Matt Gill believed Monday night's 0-0 draw with Brighton at Carrow Road offered a fair reflection of how the contest panned out.

City's youngsters brought the curtain down on their Premier League 2 season against the Seagulls, in a game which saw clear-cut opportunities for either side largely at a premium.

Speaking to the media following the match, Gill said: "It was a difficult game as Brighton played some decent stuff.

"They caused us problems with their formation so we changed at half-time. Either side could have nicked it towards the end but the lads ground out a point.

"It was a very scrappy game, especially in the second half. We're slightly disappointed with the quality we showed throughout the game but their battling qualities helped us to get a clean sheet."

Attention now turns to the Premier League Cup, with the Canaries facing Reading in the competition's semi-final at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

Looking ahead to that tie, Gill added: "We can learn a lot from this game and take that into the weekend.

"It's a great game for them to be involved in, being a cup semi-final. They're really looking forward to it and we'll have a good week of training before heading there.

"I'm sure it will be a really competitive match. It's a good opportunity for the boys to get into a final."

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