Jon McCracken on looking forward with the Under-23s

Jon McCracken is delighted to have put his injury nightmare behind and he's fully focused on putting in good performances for Norwich City's Under-23s this season.

The goalkeeper, 18, missed the second part of last season with a stress fracture in his back but managed to play a full role in pre-season for Matt Gill's side.

He's since played three of the Development Squad's four league matches and he admits he's delighted to have returned to full fitness.

"The injury was sort of before the Youth Cup [against Barnsley in the third round] game and once I played that game, I felt it in the first-half and called it then," said McCracken.

"It's fine now, totally healed and I've not missed a training session since the start of the season so long may it continue.

"It is obviously hard and I was so far away from home as well but the Club have been really good and they made sure that your mental state is good. 

"It was a long time but it's part and parcel of the job. You're going to pick up knocks, obviously that was a big one, but now I'm back fit."

City's U23s have not played since their 3-1 defeat to Wolves on August 31, and they take on Sunderland on Sunday looking to bounce back.

"We trained at the start of the week and got the weekend off so I had a nice few days at home," he continued. "It was nice to have a break and now I'm feeling fresh and ready to go again.

"It will be a good test and not many of the lads have played Sunderland before considering they were in Division One last season.

"They've come down and they know it's a tough league, they've struggled so far. We'll look to go and do a job against them."

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