Date: 17th July 2019 at 9:48am
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Norwich City’s Adam Idah, the young striker that we all have huge hopes for, scored twice in a “behind closed doors” game against Bonner SC at the Canaries’ training camp yesterday evening.

Although the game was described as being behind closed doors there seemed to be quite a few fans there, judging by the pictures.

Idah opened the scoring with a nice finish after a great through ball by Patrick Roberts, only for Bonner to equalise on 35 minutes. The game was only level though for four minutes with a lovely flick from Idah, who got across his marker to guide home a Philip Heise cross, giving City a half-time lead.

HT 2-1

The second half saw a few changes, with Todd Cantwell and new signing Sam Byram coming on at half-time, along with Ralf Fährmann.

Onel Hernandez got the third after good work and a first assist by Byram and Teemu Pukki was on hand to steer home Emi Buendía’s shot, deflected into his path for the fourth.

FT 4-1

Norwich City: McGovern (Fährmann, 46); Aarons (Byram, 46), Hanley (c), Lewis, Heise; Leitner; Roberts (Buendia, 75), Stiepermann (Cantwell, 46), Srbeny, Hernandez; Idah (Pukki, 75)

Subs: Fährmann, Byram, Cantwell, Buendia, Pukki

Goals: Idah (2), Hernandez, Pukki

It’s great to see Idah getting a chance to play and getting on the score sheet too. Afterwards, Daniel Farke described him as “an outstanding finisher” but as ever with the young lads he pointed out that he doesn’t like to praise them too much as there are “other topics” to work on.

Scoring is always good for a striker though.

There’s good news in terms of injuries too.

Ben Godfrey has had a scan and doesn’t have a fracture or ligament damage, so should return fairly soon, which is fantastic news. Kenny McLean, Alex Tettey and Mario Vrancic are suffering slight injuries but should be able to join in next week in England. Tom Trybull woke up with a back problem but should be okay sooner rather than later.

Louis Thompson’s hamstring injury looks likely to keep him out for a bit longer though – the kid just can’t catch an even break, can he?!


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