Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Evans joins Norwich on loan

Norwich are set to sign Manchester City striker Ched Evans on loan until January.

The Canaries are putting the finishing touches to the deal, which would see the 18-year-old stay at Carrow Road until New Year's Day.

The Wales Under 21 international, who has made just one senior appearance for City, is expected to become Glenn Roeder's fourth signing later this week.

He is hoping his time with Norwich will help him break into Sven Goran Eriksson's side on his return to Eastlands.

"It's a good opportunity to play in the Championship and play a good level of football," Evans told Norwich's official website.

"It's a great challenge. I've been looking at the games and there haven't been many goals, so I'm looking forward to coming, hopefully scoring some goals and getting them off the bottom.

"If I can go out on loan and do well then hopefully I can break into Man City's first team.

"If I do well at Norwich it gives me every chance."

-Sky Sports.

For the most part, Evans was not on the radar much the past couple of seasons as the more high profile pair of Etuhu and Sturridge took the plaudits and headlines.

However, for those that have seen him say he has the key attribute of just being able to score goals - and he has certainly come to prominence this season both at club level with Eriksson in particular singling him out for praise, and also international level where he is scoring goals for fun with the Welsh under-21 side.

Another good move by the club and he joins the growing band of youngsters on loan getting a taste of first team action at a good standard.

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Anonymous said...

Lets not forget that Norwich are really up against it at the moment, if he aids their struggle he is potentially doing better than miller. The future's bright anyway.

Anonymous said...

Good experience - as Ishmael is getting at the Baggies. If Sven still isn't sure whether to throw them into the team, send them out to Zurich, Durban, Bangkok, Shanghai or Perth. (Give them a wage hike first!)

That would a) prove their commitment; and b) show those teams our commitment. In other words - we are serious about this stuff - here's one of our best prospects to raise your standards, send us some of yours but we dont want any shit.

By the time Jim Cassell has got to work on their coaching system, that would show up United's, Everton's, Arsenal's and so on's partnerships as the joke they are.