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Match preview: Wolverhampton Wanderers U23s v Norwich City U23s

25 April 2021

After a tough last-minute 3-2 loss to Sunderland U23s last week, Norwich City Under-23s are looking to bounce back as they take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Aggborough Stadium on Monday (1pm KO).

The young Canaries loss was a disappointing one as it left them empty-handed, losing out on the opportunity to pass Fulham and go level on points with Aston Villa in the Premier League 2 table.

Meanwhile, Monday’s opposition find themselves in the top four of the division with 32 points from 21 games, just two points behind Burnley with two games in hand. Wolves would be disappointed with their last result, however, when they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Bromwich Albion after a late penalty.

Three points for Wolves would edge them closer to a guaranteed play-off spot as the season comes to its end with just three games left of the 2020-2021 season.

For City, this Monday will be important in getting them out of the bottom half of the table and fighting for a midtable finish as they also have just three matches left to be played.

It was a tough pill to swallow for the young Canaries as they took on Sunderland at the Lotus Training Centre in their last fixture. The game was going well for City, taking a 2-1 lead into half time, but a leveller and an eventual last-minute winner would inflict them the loss.

Last time out against Wolves, City took a 2-1 loss in their last game before the Christmas break, which David Wright described as the team ‘not playing particularly well’.

“I just think overall we didn’t particularly play well. We had a couple of flashes, for instance the goal.

“So, we had flashes of quality, but overall, I think it was just as simple as we didn’t really play well, we didn’t really get going in terms of in possession and out of possession. We just didn’t play well.”


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