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'Proud' dad Bryan Gunn backs son Angus to follow in his footsteps at Norwich City

Bryan (left) wants Angus (right) to replicate his success at Norwich. Credit: PA

Norwich City legend Bryan Gunn has backed his son Angus to be a success at his former club, after the Manchester City goalkeeper sealed a loan move to Carrow Road.

The 21-year-old will spend next season with the Canaries after City boss Pep Guardiola agreed to sanction the deal.

Bryan is still remembered fondly at Norwich, having made more than 400 appearances during the 80s and 90s, and he believes that his son can make his own history in Norfolk.

Bryan celebrates beating Bayern Munich in 1993. Credit: PA

For him, it’s a great opportunity and it’s a proud moment for the family.

Angus came through the Academy here where he had a great upbringing. He knows the area and the people and can’t wait to get started.

It’s down to him to make his own stamp on the professional game and it’s great Norwich City are giving him that opportunity. There were other clubs that showed interest but he felt Norwich was the best option for him.

– Bryan Gunn

Gunn will compete with Northern Ireland international Michael McGovern and the returning Declan Rudd for the number one jersey, while Remi Matthews and veteran Paul Jones are also still contracted to the club.

With so much competition for places, Bryan knows that Angus will have to impress in pre-season in order to give himself a chance of starting the first game of the new season in August.

"There are no guarantees and he knows he has to compete for the number one shirt," Bryan told the club's official website.

"Hopefully he can win that jersey because he’s looking forward to making his first team debut at Carrow Road.

"It’s something we hoped would happen one day, and when it does happen a lot of people who have supported him in the early part of his career will be very proud.

"Angus is a great size for a goalkeeper so should be able to dominate his penalty-area. There’s a bit of the old Gunn in him but he’s got more hair than I have!"

Gunn is highly regarded at Manchester City. Credit: PA

Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke was equally as happy to get the transfer over the line and thanked Manchester City for their support.

"Angus is very highly-rated and a really talented goalkeeper," he said.

"He’s brilliant with his feet as well as his hands and is tall too. We’re happy to have him here for the next season and are thankful to Manchester City for helping us with this deal.

"I’m looking forward to working with such a great talent."

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