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New Norwich manager Neil Adams ready to put faith in youth as Canaries fights for survival

Updated: Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 09:42 | Comments

Neil Adams said he had a great knowledge of Norwich's youth players, having managed the side to an FA Youth Cup last year
Neil Adams said he had a great knowledge of Norwich's youth players, having managed the side to an FA Youth Cup last year

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New Norwich boss Neil Adams will have no qualms throwing a number of youngsters into the Canaries first team as he looks to fight off Premier League relegation.

The 48-year-old former Norwich winger was appointed manager at Carrow Road after Chris Hughton's 20-month reign was brought to an end following a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to West Brom.

Adams will not hesitate to promote from within if he feels a number of the players he knows well from his time in the academy, where he delivered the FA Youth Cup last season, can add something to the current first-team crop.

"Obviously I have got a great knowledge of them all," Adams said, when asked if youngsters could be fast-tracked into his side.

"Knowing what happened last year, we had a great run in the cup and even players above them age-wise and the players who are out on loan.

"I have a good knowledge of them all and any player I feel will do us a job I won't hesitate to use them.”

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