ANGUS Gunn says a loan stint at boyhood club Norwich City represents the perfect move as he looks to make his way as a goalkeeper in the professional game.
The Manchester City youngster is set to spend the 2017-18 season back where he began his footballing journey, having agreed to a temporary switch from the Premier League giants on Tuesday.
Son of iconic City stopper Bryan, Gunn is now determined to do everything he can do in order to compete successfully for the number one jersey.
"This is the next step of my career, getting games and getting experience, so I’m absolutely buzzing," he told Norwich City TV.
"It’s been a while since I was back but I’ve got lots of friends and family here. It’s just a case of settling back into normal ways now.
"For me, that was a big factor because I had different options. Being from Norwich, and growing up as a Norwich fan, it’s a great pleasure to come back and sign on loan.
"My dad was here for a good number of years and hopefully I can keep the name going at Carrow Road."
Born in Norfolk and having grown up as a supporter of the Canaries, the 21-year-old is relishing the chance of making his senior breakthrough in familiar surroundings.
"I’ve kept an eye on Norwich throughout my career," Gunn explained.
"I’m looking forward to coming back and training hard. We’ll be looking to get a good pre-season under our belts so we can start well, which is important.
"It’s exciting times, with the new regime. Hopefully we’ll have a good season."