Canaries striker swaps Exeter for Yeovil as new League Two loan deal is confirmed
PUBLISHED: 15:16 31 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:27 31 January 2019
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Norwich City striker Tristan Abrahams has made a deadline day loan move, switching Exeter for Yeovil, ensuring he will remain in League Two for the rest of the season.
The former Leyton Orient striker scored two goals in 23 games for Exeter but only made four starts in the league, as the Grecians chace a play-off spot in the fourth tier.
He doesn’t move far, leaving Devon for Somerset, joining 21st-placed Yeovil’s battle to stay clear of relegation trouble under former Canaries youth player Darren Way.
“I can’t wait to put the shirt on – I just tried it on and it was a good feeling so I’m excited for the weekend,” Abrahams said, ahead of a trip to Stevenage on Saturday.
“I set myself targets but I think a good performance is always better than a goal really. I always want to score but if I can do the best I can for the team and help others score, that’s always as good for me as well.
“It’s not a surprise what I’m coming in to and I know what I’ve got to do. Obviously, being young I’m still learning but I have got a rough idea of what I need to do and an understanding of the game and how it is here.”
The 20-year-old is out of contract at Norwich this summer, although there is the option of a further year in his contract.
Yeovil had another Canaries youngster on loan earlier this season but a good start for Diallang Jaiyesimi was wrecked by a serious knee ligament injury in October, with the Glovers confirming the 19-year-old attacker has now been officially recalled to focus on his rehabilitation.
Abrahams continued: “I’m extremely pleased to come to such a big club. I’ve come down here to learn a little bit more, play football and there’s a lot of good players here I can learn from so it wasn’t a hard decision.
“I spoke to DJ and he said a lot of good things about the club. When he spoke he spoke highly of the club and his experiences, so for me it was an easy decision.
“I thought I wasn’t playing as much as I should be but I always want to play football and I see this as a good opportunity to do that so I came down here and I’m hoping to push on now.”
Norwich signed Abrahams from Orient in 2017 after he had made a handful of appearances at first team level before the O’s weer relegated from the Football League.
He scored nine goals in 27 games for the U23s last season but is yet to get near the first team at Norwich.
“Tristan is very good technically and is an honest and hard-working player,” Yeovil boss Way added, speaking to his club’s website.
“He adds a different dimension to our attacking options and I’m delighted to have him on board and continue the link with Norwich.”