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David Wright: We must perform from the off

26 February 2018

Norwich City's Under-18s will need no extra motivation other than the game itself when they contest their FA Youth Cup quarter-final with Birmingham City on Tuesday night (7pm).

That's according to manager David Wright, who will be looking to guide his side to the last four of a competition which City famously won back in 2013.

"The boys know the FA Youth Cup is really important," Wright told the media on Monday morning.

"They want to do really, really well. We have a big game against Birmingham, who are a really good team, and we've done our homework on them.

"We need to make sure we're at it from minute one. I've seen this group perform on numerous occassions this year and I'm hoping we do that on Tuesday.

"It's all about our performance levels. If we perform how I know we can then I'm sure we'll get a positive result."

The Canaries' prospects are bolstered by the return to fitness of stoppers Fergal Hale-Brown and Ryan Dickerson, both of whom missed the win over Newcastle United in the previous round through injury.

"It's nice to have two goalkeepers fit and available," Wright added.

"All the boys who stepped in have done great and full credit to them. Other than that, we've got a couple of bits and pieces injury-wise.

Jaden Thompson-Brissett and Louis Lomas are out, and we're waiting on a couple of other boys who have knocks. Apart from that, we're virtually there or thereabouts. 

"It would be great for the club if we can progress to the next round."

Tickets for the game are priced at £3, with full details available HERE.

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