Tom Adeyemi unsure if it’s Norwich City or Bradford City for 2011
Norwich City midfielder Tom Adeyemi has admitted he is unsure where he will spend the second half of the season.
The 19-year-old has been on loan at League Two side Bradford City since pre-season, where he has played 16 times for manager Peter Taylor – scoring twice.
He is due back at Carrow Road on January 3, and while Norwich manager Paul Lambert may be inclined to leave Adeyemi where he is for the rest of the campaign, the Canaries Academy product remains none the wiser.
“I haven’t heard anything from either manager,” said Adeyemi. “I’m in that awkward position where I’ve just got to be patient and wait to find out.
“If I’m still going to have the opportunity to play regular games, then I’d love to stay here. I want to keep trying to push Bradford up the table for the second half of the season.”
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Adeyemi made 17 appearances for Norwich last season – but his last one came in the 2-0 home win over Millwall on Boxing Day, 2009.
And the midfielder – who was a boyhood Norwich fan – wants to avoid another blank post-Christmas this term.
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“I felt part of the squad at Norwich but here you’re further up the pecking order; it’s very different and obviously a lot better,” Adeyemi told the Telegraph and Argus.
“I think I’ve done all right. I’ve had a couple of good performances and a couple of bad ones. I had some substitute appearances for Norwich last year but this is my first full season as a full professional playing week in, week out.
“It is expected that I wouldn’t have that consistency. But if I want to progress in the game then I need to put that right.
“The manager has said the loan players he’s brought in aren’t automatically entitled to a place, and that’s right – you still have to work hard and impress in training.
“But I can understand if players get a little frustrated. I remember when I was at Norwich and later on in the season people were coming in on loan. That forced me out of the squad a little bit.
“It’s all right to feel a bit disappointed but you just have to keep it to yourself.”