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Sam Blair: I’m really proud to make my Under-23s debut

26 April 2021

Norwich City Academy goalkeeper Sam Blair discussed his pride after making his debut for the Under-23s in Monday afternoon’s Premier League 2 game against Wolverhampton Wanderers U23s.

“I’m really happy and really proud,” he told “I’ve worked really hard for this and have been on the bench a couple of times this season.

“I’ve been able to see the way they play and train with the lads, so it was good to get the start.

“I wasn’t really nervous. Having been on the bench a couple of times, it gives you the feeling and you get to know the atmosphere of these sorts of games.

“I had that experience to take into when I had my first start, which I did today.

“I’m really focusing this season on trying to get consistent game time, consistent minutes and actions in the game.

“I felt like I showed that today and did my job.”

After many appearances for City’s Under-18s team, Blair now has his sights set firmly on becoming a regular for the U23s going into the 2021-22 season.

“I got a lot of game time this season and it’s good to get minutes and play as much as I can, enjoying every moment,” he said.

“I want to cement my place in the team and use this performance to build on.”

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