We check out some of the players who have come out of Norwich City’s academy in recent years.
Norwich City twins Jacob and Josh Murphy are currently making strides in the first team - but what about those who in recent seasons have not been able to make the step up?
Here is a look at what several ex-Canaries are up to nowadays...
Colchester United is currently the home of two ex-Norwich City academy players. Defenders Richard Brindley and Ben Wyatt are both part of John McGreal’s squad for the U’s League Two campaign.
They are joined in English football's fourth tier by fellow Norwich academy graduates Cameron McGeehan and Marcus Beauchamp. McGeehan is closing in on 100 appearances for Luton Town and has scored 28 goals during his time at Kenilworth Road. 19-year-old Beauchamp signed for Newport County in the summer but it yet to make his senior debut for the club.
Sam Kelly left Norwich in 2011 and had spells with Everton and Cambridge City before joining League One side Port Vale. Kelly played 28 times in his first season with the Valiants but has only featured twice so far this season.
George Francomb also plays his football in League One. The midfielder moved to AFC Wimbledon in 2013 and has made over 100 appearances for the Dons.
There are a few ex-Canaries academy players who could come up against Norwich this season in the Championship. Tom Adeyemi is currently on loan at Rotherham United from Cardiff City. The midfielder didn’t make the squad for the Millers’ recent 3-1 defeat at Carrow Road.
Korey Smith is part of Lee Johnson’s Bristol City side. The 25-year-old had a spell with Oldham Athletic before moving to southwest coast, where he helped the Robins gain promotion from League One in 2015. He missed Bristol City's defeat to Norwich in August due to suspension.
Jed Steer is Aston Villa’s third-choice goalkeeper. Steer previously had loan spells with Yeovil Town, Doncaster Rovers and Huddersfield Town, but has only played four times for Villa in his three years at the club.
Fellow ex-Norwich academy goalkeeper, Angus Gunn, has been on the bench three times for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City this campaign. The 20-year-old is yet to make his senior debut for the Citizens.
There are two ex-academy men who have taken their talents abroad. Adel Gafaiti is playing in the top tier of Algerian football with MC Oran; while Kyle Callan-McFadden has moved to the States to play for Orlando City.
Many ex-Norwich academy players populate non-league football, including the likes of Cameron King (Thetford Town), Matt Ball (St Albans City), Tom Walters (Dereham Town), Kevin Lokko (Maidstone United), Jamal Laza (Maidstone United) and many others.
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