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Irish Prospect Simon Power Shines On Dutch League Debut

Norwich City and Ireland prospect Simon Power impressed on his first start for Dutch side FC Dordrecht after moving to Holland on loan from the Canaries in January.

Power, who primarily plays on the right wing, signed for Norwich City’s academy in January of 2018 and had appeared a handful of times for their U23s before leaving the club on loan.

The 20-year old made his first start for Dordrecht in their action-packed 3-3 draw with Ajax II over the weekend and was one of their standout performers scoring once and proving to be a constant threat throughout.

Power recently signed a new three-year deal with Norwich before his loan spell and is another Irish prospect to watch at Carrow Road with U19s striker Adam Idah also impressing at underage level, and Drogheda United standout William Hondermarck signing for the club in January.

The young winger, who has featured twice for Ireland ‘s U19s, spoke after the game outlining that the Dordrecht fans getting behind him was a huge help in his standout performance.

“It was a really good night. It was my first start for Dordrecht and my first ever professional debut,” he began.

“I was happy to contribute to the team with one goal but we were unfortunate not to get a win in the end – but Ajax are a very good side so we’ll take the point.

“Every game I try to do my best. The fans were chanting my name which helped a lot. It’s something I’m not used to, that really got me going. The goal really got my confidence going. I tried my best to help the team.”

Norwich City will be hoping that Power can continue to impress during his spell in Holland as they look to gain promotion back to the Premier League.

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