Max Aarons hope his meteoric rise to being named the EFL’s best young player can provide inspiration to the next batch of Norwich City hopefuls.
The young City right-back capped off a superb first season in senior football by being named the EFL Young Player of the Season at the annual EFL Awards on Sunday night in London.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk after the ceremony, Aarons said: “If you work hard and do things right, the chance will come.
“It’s just up to that individual person to take it. It’s been a great season for us and we’ve picked up some good form recently which has been good for my season personally.
“It’s a crazy feeling. I’m just really grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given this year. It’s been a great season and I can’t really put it into words how I feel.
“I have to pinch myself. A year ago, I was preparing for FA Youth Cup games and to think what’s happened over the last 12 months and to even be in the team at Norwich and coming to nights like this – it’s amazing.”
Aarons admitted there was a long list of people he could thank, but he reserved a special mention for two key individuals at Carrow Road.
“I’d like to thank the Boss [Daniel Farke] and Stuart Webber. There’s so many people at Norwich I could thank.
“My family as well have been massive for me getting to this position, I can’t thank them enough.”