Gunn recalls City’s ‘surreal’ loan ahead of Carrow Road return
Angus Gunn believes his loan to Norwich City has given him a platform to continue his career as he seeks to regain his form at Stoke City.
The childhood Canaries fan prepares for a Carrow Road reunion this weekend as Michael O’Neill’s play-off chasing Potters travels to Norfolk in search of his first win in eight matches.
Gunn has returned to the starting XI in the last two games after an extended stay on the sidelines with an ankle injury. The 25-year-old has reflected on his time at Norwich in 2017 and credits him with launching his career.
“It was a surreal experience, growing up as a Norwich fan and going to Carrow Road every week as a season ticket holder and then ending up playing there. Every week was a great experience.
“I had to put that aside a bit because I had a job to do. I had to focus on playing the games and getting better, but it was a really good season for me and I flew away. They always say time flies when you’re having fun and it was a great time in my career and put me in a good position for where I am now.
Gunn joined Stoke on loan on the summer deadline day after falling down the pecking order at Southampton following their 9-0 loss to Leicester City last season.
Former Framlingham student Earl and son of City legend Bryan Gunn admitted joining Stoke was a necessary step to continue his development and recover from such a heavy defeat.
“It was the idea to come to Stoke and have a good club behind you and a good coaching team and a good fan base. I hope that just playing games regularly can really help. ‘help regain my rhythm.
“After that I left and tried to improve myself mentally. I think I did that. It was a slow process and sometimes you need to change things too,” Gunn told the AB1GK Instagram page.
He added: “I was away for a long time, about three months, and I was watching him thinking I was missing so many games. Now that I’m back I think there is still a lot going on. to play and so many matches.
“I’m really looking forward to the (last part) of the season. We are in a good position. Hopefully we can get some wins in the next few games and be that team that goes to the end of the race and enters the playoff mix. “