Angus Gunn is his own man at Norwich City
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Angus Gunn is pledging to do it his way as he prepares to pen a new chapter in his family’s rich history with Norwich City.
Gunn’s dad and Canaries’ Hall of Famer, Bryan, will be at Craven Cottage to watch his boy make his senior debut for a team that is part of the 21-year-old’s DNA.
“When I left a few years back it didn’t look like this might happen but always in the back of my head I dreamt about it,” he said. “Like any fan who goes to watch their local side when they grow up I started to come to Carrow Road when I was about four, watching every home game, until I was about 14. I am the same as any other Norwich City fan.
“It is not just my family, it is every family in Norfolk. Of course I understand the link with my dad. He had many years here, played lots of games, and had a great career, mainly at Norwich. I am sure it will be a proud moment for him and the rest of the family. If we can have a good year I am sure he will be proud.
“He played in a different era. He doesn’t give me much advice in terms of goalkeeping, more general stuff like the mental side. At the end of the day he is my dad, not my coach. He said he might not be able to get to every game but I wouldn’t be surprised if he turns up at every one, certainly at the start of the season.”
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The Manchester City loanee aims to impress his parent club, not just his parents, in the coming months after grabbing the chance for a season-long loan move from the Premier League heavyweights.
“They will be watching from afar. They have quite a few players on loan. Hopefully I can have a good season here at Norwich and see where that takes me,” he said. “The main reason to come back here is to play games and the fact it is the team I supported as a boy adds to it. There is nothing like playing competitive football and I wasn’t playing last year so that was frustrating. I want to play 90 minutes every week and hopefully we can have a good season. Even the pre-season games have been great for me in that respect, although you can never replicate the real stuff.
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“I know it is a massive season for me personally and the side. We didn’t live up to expectations perhaps last year. From the players’ side at the moment, we don’t have expectations of what might be possible but we can dream.”