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David Wright: We’ll be patient with this group

26 April 2021

Norwich City Under-23s head coach David Wright said that patience is key following Monday’s 3-0 loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers U23s in the Premier League 2 Division 2.

“We’re a young side and I think that showed,” he told “Physically, they were better than us but we’ll be patient with this group because in six to eight months time we’ll be older, stronger, quicker and wiser.

“That’s all part of the development process. Sam Blair made his first start for the U23s and Saxon Earley came in and got 45 minutes after being out for such a long time, so there are loads of little positives to take.

“The things we do need to get better at collectively are those moments in the game, certain parts of the game plan that we discussed and set up for, we were unable to consistently do it for 90 minutes and it was those moments that cost us.

“Allowing Sean Stewart to experience that left hand side and letting him go forward and get in more advanced areas is really good. It gives us a foundation for next year because the team out there today will be the core for next year.

“The more exposure they get in the next two games, it sets them up nicely for next year.

“We had a couple of chances and hit the post in the first half. Tom Dickson-Peters had two really good chances in the second half. We need to get better while making sure we’re patient and allowing the boys to develop."

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