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Josh Murphy, back at 11!

2 August 2017

Norwich City winger Josh Murphy wants to go back to the future this season after being handed the number 11 shirt ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

The number holds particular significance for the Academy graduate, being the one he wore while starring during the Club's famous FA Youth Cup triumph in 2013.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk, the 22-year-old said: "It's a special one because I always grew up being the number 11 in the youth teams.

"To get the chance to wear it for the first team is a massive confidence boost. It's something I always wanted, to be the number 11 at Norwich.

"It's the classic left-winger number, and that's me. I'm going to miss 31 because I've scored a few good goals in it but I'll be wearing my new one with pride.

"I feel like I'm going to be a big part of the squad, which is something that I'm relishing. That brings big responsibility but hopefully I can deliver and do well."

After missing Saturday's final warm-up game against Brighton as a precautionary measure, Murphy is determined to make an impact once competitive action gets underway.

"I feel fine and hopefully will be okay for Saturday having been out on the grass the last couple of days," he explained.

"I'm feeling good so it's down to what the Head Coach and the physios say. If I'm able to play, I'll be looking to put on a show.

"Myself and Jacob will always be known as the twins but now the focus is on ourselves. I'm sure Jacob will do well with Newcastle but at Norwich it's all about myself now.

"Hopefully I can flourish and play as many games as possible. My target is ten goals and ten assists, which hopefully I can smash.

"As long as I'm playing well and the team is playing well then that's the most important thing."


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