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Norwich Manager Praises Cork Teen As 'Natural-Born Goalscorer'

Norwich Manager Praises Cork Teen As 'Natural-Born Goalscorer'
By PJ Browne
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Adam Idah could start for Norwich on Saturday in the FA Cup against Preston North End.

The Cork teenager has taken a few steps up the pecking order at the club due to injuries suffered by Teemu Pukki, Dennis Srbeny and Josip Drmic.

The 18-year-old from Cork made his first senior start for the club in the League Cup against Crawley Town back in August. His first Premier League appearance came off the bench against Crystal Palace on New Year's Day.


"We totally trust him and he showed at the younger age group levels that he has a gift and he is able to score goals," Norwich manager Daniel Farke told the Eastern Daily Press.


"He is a natural-born goalscorer.

"In front of goal he makes good decisions and can produce good finishes. He has to value this gift and understand he's really blessed. Hard work is the answer to improve, but he has a bright future.


"He has improved since Crawley, without a doubt, and he's full of potential.

"But if you go back to that Crawley game he was unfortunately involved in their goal and I remember there were a lot of people saying he was still too far away from being a regular. We backed him and supported him and feel he can improve.

"You need to be there in those moments. The other night, although it was a short period on the pitch, he looked sharp, but he didn't save the world so let's not expect too much."


Idah moved to Norwich from Cork Corinthians in 2017. He signed a new deal during the summer which ties him to the club until 2023.

He was expected to go out on loan this month but that move has been stalled due to the injury problems within the Norwich squad.

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