Norwich City full-back Max Aarons has said that he has "relished and loved" the journey he's been on at the club over the last year.
Aarons was speaking to The FA's Nicholas Veevers for the match programme for England Under-21s' UEFA Euros Under-21 Championship Qualifier against Austria Under-21s on Tuesday night.
The game will be played at Stadium MK at 7.45pm, bearing significance for Aarons, who grew up in the area of Milton Keynes.
"I've had a lot of ticket requests," he said. "I think there’s going to be a lot of people there, family, friends and stuff like that. Because I play in Norwich, it’s not easy for everyone to see me play much, but this is going to be good. I can’t wait. I think Austria will be tough, but we’re a really good group too, so I think we can come into the game with confidence."
Asked about his career at Norwich City since breaking into the first team against Ipswich Town last season, Aarons has seen the time fly by.
"It’s gone so quickly," he added. "It’s been such a turnaround from jumping up through the age groups and then into the first team at Norwich, but I’ve relished it and loved it. Hopefully I can just keep the progression going and playing and performing with my club.
"The target here with England is to keep pushing and hopefully reach the senior squad one day, but to do that I need to do well with the U21s and we’ve got some good games coming up."
To read the rest of the online version of the interview, click here.