Goalkeeper Angus Gunn believes pre-season results show that Norwich City are heading in the right direction and that “anything is possible” this season.
Gunn joined the Canaries from Manchester City on a season-long loan deal in the summer, completing a return to his home county of Norfolk to play for the club he supported as a child.
The 21-year-old admits it has always been a dream of his to play in yellow and green and says he cannot wait to get started between the sticks on Saturday.
“Obviously a couple of years ago when I left, it didn’t really look like it would happen,” said Gunn. “It was always in the back of my head because I’ve dreamed of it and thought about it. I’m just looking forward to this Saturday and fingers crossed we can get the win.
“[I’m] just like every other fan that goes to watch their local side when they’re growing up. I started coming to Carrow Road when I was about four years old, watching every home game until I was like 14, and then until I left.
“So I’m basically like every other Norwich City fan in the county. [The club] means everything to many families in the whole of Norfolk and around the country. It will be a proud moment to pull the shirt on.”
Saturday’s trip to Fulham will be Gunn’s first-ever league match as a professional and he hopes it will be the first of many this season as he aims to gain plenty of first-team experience.
“That’s the main reason for coming back [to gain first-team experience],” he continued. “Obviously this is my local team, the one I grew up supporting, so it just adds something to it.
“Ultimately, it’s a massive season for myself and for the rest of the team as well. Last year the team didn’t live up to expectations but hopefully this year we can come together and have a good year.
“There’s nothing like match competition but obviously those kinds of experiences [training with Manchester City] can’t harm anyone. Last year was a good year for me but also a frustrating year as well because I wasn’t playing games, which is something that I want regularly.
“I’m just looking forward to getting out on the pitch regularly and playing 90 minutes and hopefully we can have a good season and see where it takes us.”