City U23s preparing for Gorleston clash

Action from Norwich City U18s' friendly at Dereham Town last week Picture: Tony Thrussell

Action from Norwich City U18s' friendly at Dereham Town last week Picture: Tony Thrussell - Credit: Tony Thrussell

Norwich City’s development squad are preparing to face another local, non-league outfit with the U23 team facing Gorleston at Emerald Park this evening.

It'll be the young Canaries' second fixture of the international break after suffering a 4-3 defeat to Dereham Town at Aldiss Park last week.

That squad contained exciting winger Aidan Fitzpatrick and midfielder William Hondermarck as City struggled with the Magpies' physicality.

It remains to be seen if there will be any first-team players present, with left-back Phillip Heise playing for the U23s in the EFL Trophy victory over Crawley Town recently.

Gorleston sit 18th in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division, although did record victory in the Norfolk Senior Cup, with a 2-0 win over Yelverton at the weekend.


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Now, they'll be hoping to test themselves against the Canaries, with the hope to step up preparations for a league encounter against Thetford Town on Saturday.

Supporters will be able to pay on the gate with admission priced at £4 for adults and £2 concessions with kick-off at 7.30pm.

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