Daniel Farke has confirmed that young central defender Andrew Omobamidele who made his first start for the team last Friday versus Prestin North End is set to feature again vs Huddersfield Town, with the Canaries manager insisting that his place in the starting 11 is fully deserved.
The 18-year-old came into the starting 11 in the Canaries’ 1-1 draw with Preston North End. The centre-back played all 90 minutes, having come into the starting line up with two senior central defenders Ben Gibson and Christoph Zimmerman both being ruled out through injury.
It was just the second first team appearance for Omobamidele, who had previously made his debut in a brief substitute appearance in the club's 2-1 win against Cardiff City back in January.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Farke said:
“The first objective is to win games of football. I have to make sure young players are prepared – I will never throw a young player in for plaudits.
“Every club says the youth and their academy is their future, but it’s important on how you act. When I get the feeling a player is prepared, I will play – it doesn’t matter if he is 18 or whatever.
“Not each and every young player is made for shining. I have to praise our academy and the attitude our young lads have. You need to be confident. Bali and Andrew are fantastic lads – it’s not a gift that they’re involved.”