Rossi desperate for some game time

PUBLISHED: 12:55 17 January 2007 | UPDATED: 09:59 14 September 2010

One of Norwich City's hottest young prospects admits he may have to go out on loan to stop his career stalling. Teenage midfielder Rossi Jarvis made his first team debut against West Ham in last year's FA Cup third round, before adding another four appearances to his name last season.

One of Norwich City's hottest young prospects admits he may have to go out on loan to stop his career stalling.

Teenage midfielder Rossi Jarvis made his first team debut against West Ham in last year's FA Cup third round, before adding another four appearances to his name last season.

This time around, the 18-year-old midfielder has only pulled on a City shirt once - in the League Cup at Rotherham back in September.

And as he looks to kick his career on, the teenager, who has been called up into the England U19 squad, has suffered a frustrating season like most of his team-mates.

But while his colleagues have struggled for consistency and form on the pitch, Jarvis has struggled to find a game, such is the paucity of matches in the reserve league set-up, and he has talked to manager Peter Grant about a switch away from Carrow Road just to play.

“Recently I haven't been playing and my fitness goes down a bit,” he said. “I need games under my belt at such a young age.

“The reserve league is not good at the moment - you are either playing in the first team or playing a game every three weeks which is not good.

“It is very frustrating. I said to the gaffer before that I train week in, week out but I don't have an end product, either during the week or during weekends. It's just like I'm training and not playing games.”

Like his brother Ryan, the City forward who had a six match loan spell at Colchester United in the 2004-05 season, Jarvis fancies a spell away from Norfolk just to play if he can't force his way into Grant's first team plans and just craves matches.

“It has definitely crossed my mind,” said Jarvis, who celebrates one year as a professional this month. “If things don't go as planned here I would hopefully get out to get some experience elsewhere and then come back.

“I don't mind where I go as long as I play football and have some games under my belt.”

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