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Dylan Berry: It’s a major step up coming to a Premier League club

Norwich City Academy signing Dylan Berry believes he’s settled well into life at the Lotus Training Centre.

The goalkeeper joined from Northampton Town in July, penning a professional contract with the Canaries.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Berry says he feels like he’s adjusted to the quality at Norwich well, praising the facilities around him for his development.

“It’s been really good, a major step up coming from a League Two club to a Premier League club. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but the standard here is really good. I feel like I’ve adjusted and settled in really well.

“My time at Northampton was good, I spent a bit of time with the first-team in my second-year of my scholarship. I really enjoyed it there. It’s been a bit of a change, a different area, a major step up in quality in the sessions and the facilities here!

“Not only the football side, but the gym here is just a different level to what I’ve experienced before. It’s something that will really help my development as a football player and as a man.”

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Discussing the players and coaching staff who have helped him settle in, Dylan says both players and staff have been more than welcoming of the shot-stopper, although goalkeeping coach Tom Weal’s sessions have proven a challenge!

“The goalkeepers have been really friendly with me and supported me, they’ve been the main people who have helped me settle in with the squad.

“They’ve given me a few pointers to improve on, I always want to be improving and developing my game. They’ve been really supportive in settling me in and giving me improvements, but I’m sure that’ll happen over time.

“Tom’s sessions are really good, I like to work hard every day and he really pushes me, which I love. I love coming in and going home feeling tired, it feels like you’ve worked hard at the end of the day. He’s been really good with me.”

Finally, summarising his playstyle, the young ‘keeper expects to bring his personality to the pitch in the season ahead.

“I’m an out there goalkeeper, I like to show my personality on the pitch. My height is a really big thing, so you’ll hopefully see a dominant goalkeeper!”

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