Story of the match: King’s Lynn Town 1 Norwich City U23s 4

PUBLISHED: 18:45 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:24 13 July 2017

King's Lynn Town's Ryan Lennon is tracked by Norwich City U23s' Louis Ramsay at The Walks. Picture: Ian Burt

King's Lynn Town's Ryan Lennon is tracked by Norwich City U23s' Louis Ramsay at The Walks. Picture: Ian Burt

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Norwich City Under-23s kicked off their pre-season preparations with a 4-1 friendly win at King’s Lynn Town last night.

Matt Gill’s squad played the Southern Premier Division side at The Walks and won thanks to two goals from Tony Andreu and one apiece for Michee Efete and Todd Cantwell, after Leon Mettam had fired the hosts ahead early on.

The Linnets are managed by Canaries legend Ian Culverhouse, who took over towards the end of last season and has since brought in a raft of new players, including Norwich academy product Ryan Jarvis.

City’s under-23s are preparing for Premier League Two, with the Championship club set to rely more on its academy system in the coming season after falling away from the riches of the Premier League.

The young Canaries take part in the club’s pre-season tour of Germany next week, when they will face SC Rot-Weiß Oberhausen on Wednesday (12.30pm) and Eintracht Braunschweig U23s on Friday (12pm).

They complete their fixtures away at Sutton United on Friday, July 28 (7.45pm) and at home to Burnley at Colney on Friday, August 4 (12pm).

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