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16 November 2016

Town youngster believes he has put his attitude problems behind him, and is focusing on breaking into the first-team again

Kundai Benyu admits his attitude has held him back from progressing into the first-team over the past year.

The midfielder made the bench at Carrow Road in March 2015 as a 16-year-old and was also named as a substitute as recently as last season in the Capital One Cup game at Doncaster, but that attitude, coupled with injury, saw him fall down the pecking order.

“It's my fault really. I had an attitude problem last season which put the gaffer off using me but I've apologised now and we're on good terms again so it's all good now," Kundai told the Club website.

“I was out for about four-and-a-half months too so my season last year was a bit stop and start. I'm alright now. I'm all fit and well and I'm looking to push to get back in the first-team this season.

“The main goal is to break into the first-team and play Championship football but the FA Cup is coming up soon so maybe I can get a look in in that.

"I'm out of contract at the end of the season but hopefully at some point in the season I'll be able to renew here for another couple of years.

“Speaking to the gaffer about it is on my to-do list but hopefully if I keep playing well and get into the first-team again then it will ‘persuade’ him to offer me something. That's the aim, anyway.”

Meanwhile, fellow Blues youngsters Andre Dozzell and Monty Patterson added to their cap collections for England's U18s and New Zealand respectively.

Andre was a second-half substitute as the Young Lions drew 0-0 with France at London Road, and despite losing 5-4 on penalties, still lifted the International Trophy, whereas Monty, who is currently on loan at Braintree Town, started for the All Whites in a 0-0 draw with New Caledonia.

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