‘Everything they are doing here is working’ – Striker has faith in City’s academy system

PUBLISHED: 16:31 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:58 16 April 2018

Tristan Abrahams has scored nine goals in 26 games for City's under-23s this season. Picture: Nick Butcher

Tristan Abrahams has scored nine goals in 26 games for City's under-23s this season. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Tristan Abrahams has faith that Norwich City’s academy system will steer his career in the right direction.

The 19-year-old striker scored his ninth goal of the season, from 26 games, as City’s under-23s beat Wolves 2-1 in their final Carrow Road game of the campaign.

Abrahams was signed from Leyton Orient in a deal reportedly worth £250,000 in September and has largely been the first choice striker for Matt Gill’s team in Premier League Two.

The forward is under contract until the end of next season, with City holding the option of a further year, and could well be among the next Canaries starlets in line for a loan move to push on their development.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here and I’m just taking everything as it comes,” Abrahams said. “If it’s something they do propose to me (a loan) it’s something that I’ll take into consideration because everything they are doing here is working.”

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Asked about guidance he has received from the Canaries coaches, he added: “What I have taken from them is to continue here as an under-23s player and not disappear into the system, just keep on it, stay aggressive and keep taking control.”

The Londoner had a brief non-league loan with Cambridge City during 2017-18, before going on to score twice in nine League Two games for Orient in the latter stages of last season.

“It’s a better technical level compared to where I was at,” Abrahams said of his development. “So the technical side of my game, my first touch and obviously the chances we are get are less than I was getting before so when they do come I need to make sure I take more chances than I miss.”

REPORT: Norwich City U23s 2 Wolves U23s 1

Abrahams lashed home a Simon Power cross from close range in the 19th minute of Sunday’s win over Wolves and less than 90 seconds later his driving run towards the box allowed Marco Stiepermann to double the lead with a classy chip.

“We’re very delighted,” the striker said. “This is the fourth time we’ve played them and we haven’t got a win against them before, so I think we finally got what we’ve deserved.

“We’ve played very well every time we’ve played against them but today we came out on top.”

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