Cave-Brown ready for loan switch

PUBLISHED: 11:06 06 July 2007 | UPDATED: 10:22 14 September 2010

Canaries youngster Andrew Cave-Brown is hoping a loan move north of the border will help him challenge for a first team place at Carrow Road. Cave-Brown, currently in Canada as part of Scotland's Under-20 World Cup campaign, has one loan spell under his belt but is now ready to step it up a notch.

Canaries youngster Andrew Cave-Brown is hoping a loan move north of the border will help him challenge for a first team place at Carrow Road.

Cave-Brown, currently in Canada as part of Scotland's Under-20 World Cup campaign, has one loan spell under his belt but is now ready to step it up a notch.

And a stint in Scotland appears to suit the Gravesend-born right-back, whose international qualification comes via his Glaswegian mother.

"In August I'll be 19 and I'm hoping to push on this season," said Cave-Brown, who had a spell on loan at Southern Premier Division King's Lynn last season.

"Last year was going really well until I got injured for four or five months which set me back quite a way. But I'm looking for this season to be a bit of a springboard and, if I can't get involved at Norwich, maybe I can get a loan deal somewhere.

"I was speaking to (team-mate) Robert Snodgrass the other day and he was asking me if I would come to Scotland on loan and, although I'd have to ask my gaffer, it is something I would seriously consider."

Canaries boss Peter Grant - who has already earmarked goalkeeper Joe Lewis for another loan deal - has long lamented the lack of first team competitive action for some of his fringe players and, with John Otsemobor's summer arrival, Cave-Brown could well be on his list for time away to gain experience.

Cave-Brown has just one start - last season's Carling Cup match at Torquay in which he suffered ankle ligament damage after just 27 minutes - under his belt, and reserve team football does little to get him up to speed for the rigours of the Championship.

"I'd like to get out and play some league football and the SPL definitely appeals," he said. "The reserve league down south isn't that good because the set-up has changed and we now don't get to play against any of the Premiership teams. If I could go and test myself in the SPL, it would be really good."

Cave-Brown missed Scotland's latest World Cup match in the early hours of yesterday when they were beaten 2-0 by Nigeria. Having lost 3-1 to Japan, the young Scots need to beat Costa Rica on Saturday and hope other results go their way if they are to make it to the knock-out stages.

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