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Under-23s prepare to host Aston Villa

25 November 2017

Norwich City’s Under-23s are back at Carrow Road on Sunday as they take on Aston Villa in Premier League 2 and both boss Matt Gill and goalkeeper Aston Oxborough are looking forward to the occasion.

City are currently 10th in Division Two and will be looking for their second win on the bounce at home after their 3-0 win over Southampton midway through October.

Starting games has been an issue for the U23s recently though and Oxborough is hoping he and his teammates can learn from past mistakes.

“We’re all frustrated with how we’re starting games at the minute because we’re giving ourselves a mountain to climb,” said Oxborough. “The only silver-lining is when we do make a mistake, we learn from it.

“Hopefully it won’t be long until everything falls into place.

“We’re really together and it’s credit to the outfielders mainly because they’re the ones which get us back into the games. They stay cool and play their football and score us the goals to get us back in the game.”

City conceded after less than a minute in their last match – a 4-2 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers last week – but Gill believe Sunday gives his players a great opportunity to correct their errors.

“The fantastic bit about football is that you get an opportunity to learn from mistakes quickly,” said Gill. “Having the game on Sunday is good for the lads.

“We’ve done loads of work on the bits we feel we need to improve on out of possession. The lads have enjoyed the hard work and they’re looking forward to the game.”

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