Norwich City goalkeeper Aston Oxborough put pen to paper on a new two-and-a-half-year contract extension on Wednesday, and the path forward is clear to the 21-year-old.
“It’s good to have players like Jamal and Todd to look up to, knowing that pathway is there,” he told canaries.co.uk. “That’s the aim – to try to emulate what those boys did.”
“In recent weeks, we’ve been doing our own gym programmes that Norwich have given us to keep fit.
“Another benefit to my loan is that I’ve been playing senior games with Wealdstone and then continued training at Norwich with the experienced Premier League players. That’s been great for my development.”
Speaking of that loan spell at Wealdstone, where Oxborough has spent the majority of the 2019-20 campaign, it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster.
After being named September’s Player of the Month for Wealdstone, who remain at the top of the National League South, Oxborough picked up an injury that ruled him out for a few games.
“I broke my thumb in November, so I missed the Christmas period, which was quite tough because we were on a bit of a roll,” he said. “It’s quite mentally tough to sit out of games and have a long wait to play again.
“[Norwich City Loan Player Manager] Neil Adams has been great. We speak after every match, he gives me a ring and asks how it’s going, how the game was and how I’m doing mentally with all the travelling.”