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Matt Gill: We want to show conviction

14 September 2017

Matt Gill says Norwich City's Under-23s are becoming a more cohesive unit with each passing day as they build a sense of familiarity.

The Canaries' Development Squad host Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League 2 on Sunday (2pm), having impressively fought back from two goals down to earn a point away to a strong Newcastle United side in their last outing.

"We lacked a little bit of conviction in the first half," Gill told canaries.co.uk, when reflecting on the recent trip to St. James' Park.

"That was spoken about at half-time and after the game. It shouldn't really matter who you're up against or where, you've got to have conviction in your play.

"For a really young team to come back from 2-0 down away from home is really positive. To show the character and try to play how we've been playing was a good feeling.

"They're learning and growing all the time. As a squad, they're really close-knit and getting a real understanding of each other."

With admission to this weekend's game FREE to all supporters, Gill wants his side to start building up a head of steam and string positive results together.

"It's a great game for us to look forward to," he added.

"Blackburn have started the season well so it will be an extremely tough game. They've only been beaten by Middlesbrough, who are top.

"It will be a tough physical test but one the lads have got to confront head on. It's another opportunity for us to keep this little run going.

"They know what's expected of them. They know what we want day-in, day-out, not just in games and it's about keeping that progression going."


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