Norwich City’s Adam Phillips makes loan switch to Cambridge United

PUBLISHED: 15:02 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:02 03 January 2018

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Young star is U’s first addition in January transfer window

Adam Phillips has joined Cambridge United on a six-month loan from Norwich City.

The 19-year-old central midfielder will be at the Abbey Stadium until the end of the 2017-18 Sky Bet League Two campaign.

“Adam is a player that arrives with a fantastic reputation and one that we have kept a close eye on for a couple of years now,” said United head coach Shaun Derry.

“With the second half of the season still to play, we highlighted the need for more options and quality on the ball in midfield areas.

“We wish Adam the very best of luck during his time here with Cambridge United.”

Phillips spent 10 years as part of the academy at Liverpool, before moving to the Canaries last summer on a two-year deal.

He has since captained Norwich’s under-23 squad this season, making 14 appearances and he joins the U’s looking to gain his first senior appearances in the EFL under his belt.

And Ben Strang, United’s head of football operations, added: “Adam has got good pedigree from his academy upbringing at both Liverpool and Norwich City, and this is a great opportunity for him to experience first team football.

“We would like to thank Norwich, particularly Neil Adams and Stuart Webber in facilitating this move.”

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