Norwich City’s Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu set for Carrow Road development duty on Monday night
PUBLISHED: 12:46 21 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:47 21 March 2016
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Norwich City senior trio Graham Dorrans, Youssouf Mulumbu and Liverpool loanee Andre Wisdom are all scheduled to feature for the Canaries in Monday night’s development outing against Reading’s Under-21s at Carrow Road. (KO 7pm).
All three are eligible to play as over-age outfield players for Dmitri Halajko’s squad, with the fringe first teamers poised to get some valuable match action at the start of the international break.
Tickets are free again for supporters who can claim them in advance from the usual ticket outlets, including the Carrow Road ticket office.
Youngster Afolabi Coker aims to play through the pain barrier to feature on Monday night against the Royals with Norwich targeting a second consecutive win after beating their Tottehnham counterparts at White Hart Lane last time out.
“The lads produced a really good performance at Tottenham,” said the 20-year-old defender, speaking to the club’s official site. “We’ve had some ups and downs, but personally I feel like it’s gone all right for me this year. We just need to kick on from where we are now.
“As players we know the fans are going to be supporting us and cheering us on in the games.
“Hopefully I’ll be able to get myself in contention for the match, even if it means I have to play through the pain.
“You always want to be on the field if you’ve got a chance to play, so it’s something you sometimes have to do. Reading are a good, strong team who can cause sides problems, but we really want to get a good run going.”
Halajko added: “We were happy with the Tottenham game and it takes us into Reading in good shape. They have a strong team with experience, and one of the league’s top scorers.
“It’s going to be a tough test for us but we always enjoy the occasion of a Carrow Road match. This will be our penultimate home game so the fans turning up as they always have done is really big for us. The crowd adds a competitive edge to fixtures and gives our team that backing. When they have that, they feel able to do even more than they would normally be able to.”