Canaries boss explains why Edwards hasn’t made an appearance

Tottenham Hotspur teenager Marcus Edwards is yet to make an appearance for loan club Norwich City and his new manager Daniel Farke has explained exactly why.

The 19-year-old was loaned out to the Canaries during the January transfer window to give him experience of first team football. However, a niggling back injury kept Edwards out of action in the weeks after joining up with his new team and he has struggled to make an appearance since returning to full training.

Norwich are struggling with a number of injured and ill first team players at the moment, but Edwards was still not in the match day squad as the Canaries drew 1-1 at Barnsley on Tuesday night.

Farke explained what the talented young attacking midfielder needs to do to convince him to give him an opportunity in the Championship.

“We spoke many times about no gifts and the players who come in must deserve a chance,” said the Canaries boss.

“It is not about testing for the new season but when there are many important players who are not available then of course those who have not been involved in recent weeks will get some chances. They are training hard, they are pretty motivated.

“Marcus improves a lot but he is still not there, in terms of his attitude without the ball. After letting in four goals at Hull it wouldn’t be the best sign to bring him immediately to the pitch.”

He added: “I was not happy with us defensively (at Hull) and we have to show a reaction in this game. It is not the right time to bring in a player who needs to grow up with his attitude without the ball.

“If we had won the last three or four games then it helps to introduce a player like Marcus with his technical ability.”


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