Nathan Redmond ready to take Norwich City youngsters under his wing

Norwich City

Nathan Redmond now believes he can advise the next generation of Norwich City players coming through the ranks.

The former Birmingham City player has established himself as a key part of The Canaries team and he now feels that with his experience he can lead and help the next generation to break into the first team. There is an exciting emerging pool of players at the club and this season is a great opportunity for them.

It is often the case that when a club is relegated from the top flight, they lose a few of their star players and it gives the opportunity for youth players to impress. Norwich City have Josh and Jacob Murphy as well as Jamar Loza are already knocking on the door of the first-team. Others from the club's FA Youth Cup winning side from 2013 are also chomping at the bit to be given a chance.

Cameron McGeehan and Cameron King are just two of the players that Norwich fans are already getting excited about. Despite being just 20-years old, Redmond already feels that he has some valuable lessons to teach to the younger generation at the club. The pacey winger already has more than 100 league appearances to his name as well as 18 caps for the England Under-21 side.

Redmond knows from his time at Birmingham how important it is to have senior players on hand for guidance. “I was fortunate at Birmingham to have a lot of senior players, like Stephen Carr, Roger Johnson, Curtis Davies, Lee Bowyer, a lot of older players who groomed me quite well when I was coming through. To develop in that type of atmosphere matured me a lot quicker."

Nathan feels that as he is of a similar age to a lot of the youngsters in the squad it is easy for him to give them some advice. "Now in the dressing room when I see Josh and Jacob and Jamar, and they are all around my age, it is nice to hear from someone of their own age as well as the older lads and, if they need it, to give them that rollicking at times as well.”

The Canaries have a good blend of youth and experience in the squad with Gary O'Neil, Michael Turner, Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker able to lead the team. After a strong start to the season, Norwich are currently sitting in 6th place just three points off the top.

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