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Kenny Coker: It is what everyone dreams of

19 July 2021

Kenny Coker says he is really excited after signing his first professional contract at Norwich City.

The 17-year-old, who started his football journey off at Billericay Town, has already made his Football League debut at Southend United where he played games for the Shrimpers in both League One and League Two, but he says he can't wait to get started at Norwich.

“It is such a good moment,” he said. “I am just really excited because it is what everyone dreams of, to sign your first professional contract and, especially, at a club like Norwich. A club that has just got promoted and has a good history.

“You can tell it is a well-run club and there is an obvious pathway into the first team. So, I am excited to show everyone what I can do and, hopefully, break into the first team.”

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Kenny added that it was good to see players like Max Aarons, Todd Cantwell and Andrew Omobamidele in the first team as it provides an inspiration to himself and other young players.

“It shows that you are not forgotten in the academy and if you keep working hard here you will get given an opportunity,” he said. "Hopefully, I can do that and I can just get that opportunity myself.

“First of all, I just love scoring goals. So as soon as I settle in, I want to keep scoring goals from pre-season, just try to score as many goals as possible.”

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