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Jon Rowe: Everyone is confident going into the game

Under-23s forward Jon Rowe says the team are confident going into their Premier League 2 fixture against West Bromwich Albion on Monday evening (7pm KO).

The young Canaries drew 3-3 with Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium last week which, along with other positive performances this season, gives the team reason to believe they'll perform against the Baggies.

"Every single player in the team knows we've started the season off pretty well, better than previous years," He said. "Everyone is completely confident going into the game, it'll be a real opportunity to keep showing how good we are as a young Under-23s squad. Hopefully, we can get more results to show for it, put in a good performance and impress the boss.

"After every draw, loss or bad performance, from training we always look to improve and correct our mistakes in the game. We go through analysis and correct it. The mood of training has been intense, pretty lively and pretty positive going into Monday.

"We've got a pretty strong and talented squad, the results and performances are showing for it. You don't even have to come to the game to see the stats and see that we've dominated the majority of our games. We're looking forward to carry on these performances and see how it goes."

After cameo appearances for the U23s last season, Rowe has become a mainstay in the side as he's featured in every game this campaign, which is something the young forward says is key in his development.

"The main reason I play football is to play minutes and enjoy myself. The more minutes I get, the more I can express myself and improve.

"I can prove how good I am and showcase my talents to the world, putting myself up against the best in front of me. I keep looking to get my stats up, keep the good performances going and hopefully get some goals flowing in!"

Monday's fixture is the first of many games at the home of King's Lynn Town, the Walks, for the U23s. Speaking on the experience, Rowe has no doubts it will boost the young Canaries performance, adding that he hopes to see a crowd supporting the team.

"I strongly believe in the idea that stadiums is a great experience for us young players when we hopefully end up in a first-team.

"It gives us the feeling, the stadium atmosphere. We hope a lot of fans will come watch as well, they can give us even more motivation to perform well and get the three points."

For more information on how you can support the young Canaries live, click HERE.

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