Idah happy to wait in line for City shot

PUBLISHED: 10:11 22 November 2019 | UPDATED: 10:22 22 November 2019

Noriwch City striker Adam Idah was in goalscoring form for the Republic of Ireland's Under-21s Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Noriwch City striker Adam Idah was in goalscoring form for the Republic of Ireland's Under-21s Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Adam Idah is ready and willing to take his Premier League chance at Norwich City.

The teenage frontman notched his fifth goal for the Republic of Ireland's Under-21s in just 11 appearances, in a 4-1 European Championship qualifying win over Sweden's U21s during the international break.

Idah awaits his top flight debut, after making his senior City bow in the League Cup defeat at Crawley earlier this season, but with Daniel Farke's side struggling for goals the 18-year-old is not fazed by a potential step up.

"The manager (Daniel Farke) is very encouraging and he brings a lot of young players into the squad," he said. "He's very good with us and I take on board everything he says so I will wait for my chance."

Fellow teenage Irish striker Aaron Connolly caused City plenty of problems in the recent 2-0 Premier League defeat at Brighton, and both Connolly and Tottenham's Troy Parrott have already made the jump to Mick McCarthy's senior set up.

Idah is a key part of an exciting crop being dubbed the 'Golden Generation' in the Irish media.

"I don't think there is pressure on us from outside. The players in this squad, we want to be one of the best teams in Europe and that's what we are trying to do, we take it as it comes and don't get too worried about things we can't control," said the Cork-born forward, speaking to the Irish Independent.

"You hear good things being said about you and that's great to hear but as a player you need to try and put that to one side and play your game.

"I was delighted to see the three lads go up to the senior squad, they all deserve it, and it shows there is a pathway for us younger players to come in and play for the seniors.

"Senior level is different to the U-21s, if I did get the call-up I'd like to think I could score goals but I have to wait and see if that chance comes."

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