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Son of a Gunn: Bryan on Angus

6 June 2017

LEGENDARY Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn will feel a great sense of pride when son Angus fills the same position at Carrow Road for the first time.

The Norfolk-born youngster is primed to make his professional bow while on loan to the Canaries, having acted as understudy to the likes of Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero at Manchester City this season.

"For him, it’s a great opportunity and it’s a proud moment for the family," Gunn senior told Norwich City TV.

"Angus came through the Academy here where he had a great upbringing. He knows the area and the people and can’t wait to get started.

"It’s down to him to make his own stamp on the professional game and it’s great Norwich City are giving him that opportunity. There were other Clubs that showed interest but he felt Norwich was the best option for him.

"There are no guarantees and he knows he has to compete for the number one shirt. Hopefully he can win that jersey because he’s looking forward to making his first team debut at Carrow Road.

"It’s something we hoped would happen one day, and when it does happen a lot of people who have supported him in the early part of his career will be very proud."

With the role of the goalkeeper having evolved over time, Gunn believes the 21-year-old stopper to have very much his own footballing image rather than an inherited one.

"I think my last game was in January 1998, so it’s all about Angus now," he added.

"I don’t think he takes too much from me, although he is quite vocal. The modern goalkeeper plays out from the back, which is something he learned at Norwich City when he was younger.

"He’s taken that forward at Manchester City with the likes of Patrick Vieira and Pep Guardiola, so that’s his mantra. If that’s Daniel Farke’s way of playing, he’ll have a goalkeeper capable of doing that.

"Angus is a great size for a goalkeeper so should be able to dominate his penalty-area. There’s a bit of the old Gunn in him but he’s got more hair than I have!"

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