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Louis Lomas: We want to get back to winning ways

8 February 2019

Norwich City's Under-23s defender Louis Lomas said his team want to get back to winning ways in Monday night’s match against Exeter City.

City will be playing in the Premier League Cup at Colney Training Centre, and will be looking to get their first win in the competition this season.

Lomas said: “After having a defeat last week [against Reading] we want to try and get back to winning ways against Exeter on Monday.

“We don’t want to underestimate our opponents even though they play in a different league to us, because we know we have to be at our best to beat them.

“They will be fit and strong, so we will have to stay focused and be on-our game if we want to get any points.”

The 18-year-old has been a regular with Under-23s recently, but has also featured for the Under-18s on a number of occasions throughout the season.

“It’s a big step up from Under-18s football but I’m always willing to put in the hard work to try and make that step up to the Under-23s,” he said. 

“I worked with Wrighty [David Wright] in the Under-18s, and I enjoy playing under him him. The philosophy has stayed the same between the Academy teams which helps a lot.

“Going forward we look to get the ball in behind and break teams down. And defensively we want keep organised and keep the other team away from our goal.”

Two weeks ago, Lomas came up against Vincent Janssen who has featured in both the Premier League and UEFA Champions League, and the defender believes the experience of some of the players is what makes Under-23s' football tough.

“The experience of some of the players in the league is a big difference between the Under-18s, as the little things the forwards do can have a big impact," said Lomas.

“We have a very young squad, but coming up against these sorts of players can help the lads develop even further as players.”

You can follow updates of the match by following our Academy Twitter account HERE.

Please note – although fans are welcome to watch matches at Colney they are advised that due to the extensive building works on site there is very limited parking.

Parking is available strictly on a first-come, first served basis and therefore supporters are advised to share transport or seek alternative methods of getting to the training ground. A drop off area at the gates will also be employed on the day of a game.

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