‘They were like wind-up toys,’ Norwich boss reflects on duo’s big changes

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Norwich City boss reflects on the club's talented twins.

Norwich City manager Neil Adams has been speaking about two of the Canaries’ young players.

In an interview with the club’s official website, the Norwich boss opened up about Josh Murphy and Jacob Murphy, praising their development and their potential.

“They’ve matured into fine young men and very capable footballers,” Adams said.

“I’ve seen them ever since they first came into the club, when they were two young kids running around the pitch like wind-up toys.”

Both players have appeared in Norwich’s first-team this season, with Josh making eight appearances to date, scoring three goals in the process, while Jacob played for 65 minutes of the Capital One Cup clash against Crawley Town, setting up one goal in the 3-1 win.

At 19, both players have years to improve, but the fact that they are already making waves in the Norwich first-team suggests they could be key components in their side’s attempts to get back into – and then remain in – the Premier League.

While Jacob still has some way to go before he is a regular for Norwich, Josh has made that step up and Adams has highlighted the reasons why.

“Pleasingly his game is much more rounded now,” he said. “We know what he can do with the ball; that will never change. He has pace, he’s direct, he’s two-footed and he can hurt teams. Now he’s added the responsibility side to his game as well.”

So the sky really is the limit, for both players, and that can only be a good thing for them and for their club.

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