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David Wright looks ahead to the Under-18s' season

11 August 2017

David Wright says his Norwich City Under-18s side are raring to go after completing their preparation work for the new season.

Wright's team have played a number of matches throughout July and early August, in addition to taking in a Youth tournament in Northern Ireland.

"Pre-season has gone well, with the Foyle Cup being an excellent competition," the 37-year-old coach told

"It gave us something you don't always get in Academy football. At times it was a lot more physical and intimidating, which was great for us.

"In the close-season we tried to get a good mix of games for the boys. That's been really good for them.

"I want the boys to try and perform consistently this season, not just at weekends. That's in training too, because it's our job to teach them that.

"We ask them to perform at the highest possible level every day and then Saturdays will look after themselves."

City's youngster begin their campaign away to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, a team they came up against three times last term.

"They are an extremely good side with some really good individuals," Wright added.

"They have a way of playing and last year we had two really good games against them. It's a really good start for the boys and I'm really looking forward to it.

"When we go there it's about them performing as individuals, and if they do that we'll do well collectively."

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