Adeyemi still hopes to make the grade
Norwich City loan prospect Tom Adeyemi admitted he is on a steep learning curve at League Two Bradford City. Adeyemi was an unused substitute in Friday's latest 2-0 home league defeat to Southend, which continued the Bantams' difficult start to the new campaign under Peter Taylor.
Norwich City loan prospect Tom Adeyemi admitted he is on a steep learning curve at League Two Bradford City.
Adeyemi was an unused substitute in Friday's latest 2-0 home league defeat to Southend, which continued the Bantams' difficult start to the new campaign under Peter Taylor.
The teenage City midfielder has scored once in four senior appearances since agreeing an initial New Year loan move to Valley Parade, after featuring 17 times during Norwich's League One title success.
“It's just the physicality of this league,” he said. “Teams are very strong and you have to be able to match them on a physical level first before you even think about playing.
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“I've learned a lot from the short time I've been here and I feel the team are capable of a lot more than we've given already.
“It's not just me who has come in but quite a few others as well. We haven't played together much and it will take a while to gel.
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“But I think the foundations are there. Build on that and I'm sure we will do well.”
Norwich's bright League One apprentice of the year had plenty of reason to celebrate off the pitch recently after earning an impressive set of A-level results. The academically gifted youngster received two A* grades in biology and chemistry, and an A in maths.
“I was obviously very pleased because I'd put a lot of hard work in to pass the exams,” he said.
“But I wasn't that nervous about the results because there wasn't that much riding on it.
“It was more worrying for a lot of my friends because they want to get into university and needed the right grades.
“But I've started off a career in football so hopefully the qualifications are something I can use in the future rather than right now.
“It's something I see as being important when I've finished playing. Once you've got the results, they'll always be there for you.
“If football doesn't go as well as I want it to, obviously it would give me the chance to do something else. Otherwise, it gives me another option at the end of my career.
“Unless you're playing right at the top of the game, you do need to be able to do something else eventually. Some people might go into coaching and this gives me the chance to go into a different career.”