Rossi: Give me a chance to shine

Norwich City youngster Rossi Jarvis is desperate to be given a first team chance in view of the Canaries' recent injury crisis.

Norwich City youngster Rossi Jarvis is desperate to be given a first team chance in view of the Canaries' recent injury crisis.

Manager Peter Grant has had to contend with injuries to Jimmy Smith, Julien Brellier and Mark Fotheringham giving the City midfield a threadbare look about it, but Jarvis insists he is ready to step into the heat of first team battle if given the opportunity.

“All I want is an opportunity to show the gaffer what I can do,” he said. “I need to start playing games - I know I'm still young at the moment but I think I can make an impression on the side if I was to be given a chance.”

“The gaffer has said that I need to be patient and that I've still got plenty of time on my hands. But like every youngster they just want to play straightaway. Hopefully I can get a chance.”

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Jarvis insists he has not become disheartened that Grant has tried to strengthen the midfield department over the summer and wants to show his boss that he can compete for a place.

“A few players have come in but a few midfielders have gone as well so I don't see myself lower in the order at the moment and it's up to me to prove that to the gaffer,” he said. “There have been some decent players come in so I might have to be patient but I may get my chance soon.”

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The 19-year-old admits that he may have to go out on loan this season if first team football is not forthcoming at Carrow Road. The Fakenham youngster impressed on loan at Rotherham last season and he would not shy away from going back out to a lower league club for some first team experience.

He said: “If I'm not going to be playing here then I would like to be playing football somewhere else. Hopefully I can get out on loan and come back here next season and challenge for a place or even later on this season.

“I really enjoyed my time up in Rotherham. I played 10 or 11 games and felt that I did really well. I really enjoyed playing week in, week out and getting first team football was great for me.”

Jarvis' brother, Ryan, has already decided to seek first team football by joining Kilmarnock on loan and Rossi said his brother is already feeling the benefit of a move away.

“I spoke to him (Ryan Jarvis) yesterday and he's enjoying it,” he said. “He played 90 minutes last Tuesday and said he played well so hopefully that will continue for him. It makes such a difference to your game if you can get some match sharpness.”

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