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Sunday 26 January 2020

Idah could go on loan from City

Norwich City's Adam Idah
Norwich City's Adam Idah

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke admits that a full Premier League debut in a 4-0 defeat was "difficult" for Irish teenager Adam Idah.

And the Cork native could now be sent out on loan by the Canaries after they signed Slovakian striker Ondrej Duda on loan for the rest of the season, limiting Idah's opportunities as League One side Doncaster Rovers will this week up their bid to land Idah on loan.

The 18-year-old was given a starting role away to Manchester United, City's options up front reduced due to injuries.

But the day in Manchester was a testing one for Idah who struggled to get time on the ball and was replaced after an hour.

"It was difficult for him in front of 70,000 people to be there with his first appearance in a Premier League starting line-up," Farke said.

"Sometimes, you have to jump in the water.

"We got the feeling it was his chance because we have several injured strikers. Teemu Pukki and Josip Drmic will come back in the next days and it was a difficult situation.

"We backed him and he worked a lot. I was pleased with his workload and I didn't expect any miracles from him," Farke added.

While key striker Pukki is expected to be fit for next week's key game with fellow strugglers Bournemouth, new arrival Duda will be ahead of Idah.

"He's proven that he can score goals and provide assists at the highest level," says Farke.

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