Date: 20th July 2017 at 11:57am
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Wolves’ training camp in Austria had seen two victories before it drew to a close with a defeat to Jablonec on Tuesday evening.

A 1-0 loss was suffered when Romain Saiss conceded a free kick early in the second half, which was converted buy Michal Travnik when managed to beat Harry Burgoyne, who replaced Will Norris in the Wolves goal at half time.

Wolves: Norris (Burgoyne 45`); Doherty (Simpson 62`), Batth (Bennett 62`), Coady, Boly (Miranda 62`), Douglas (Deslandes 62`); Neves (Price 62`), Saiss (Edwards 62`); Enobakhare (Mason 62`), Dicko (Zyro 62`), Cavaleiro (Ronan 62`).
Subs not used: Jo. Ruddy, Ja. Ruddy.

Norris, arriving at Wolves during the training camp having signed from Cambridge on a three year deal, admitted defeat was disappointing but you’ve got to look at the bigger picture when it comes to pre-season.

The keeper told the Official Website it’s about preparation for the season ahead and the fact it allowed Norris to get to know his new teammates.

‘It was a disappointing result but obviously it`s not all about the result in pre-season, it`s about everyone getting minutes under their belts and getting used to playing in this new system. I thought we played well against Jablonec – they were tough, difficult opposition to break down, but it`s all minutes in the bank.’

Adding: ‘It`s been fantastic to be part of the tour – I`ve settled in really well with the group, they’re a great bunch and there are some really good, quality players as well. I`m excited to see how the rest of pre-season goes.’

Looking back at his step up from League Two, where he was preparing for another campaign with Cambridge, to the Championship, Norris said it all happened quickly but feels he’s settling in well and the Austrian tour was a success.

‘It`s been a bit of a whirlwind week for me after getting the transfer done really quickly. I had two weeks at Cambridge back in for pre-season, so the fitness is there and never really went away to be honest. It`s been good settling in, it’s a big step up for me and I`m looking forward to challenging myself.’

Norris said: ‘Its been a really good trip – we`ve trained well and I think the important thing is spending time with each other. We`ve spent a lot of time together and getting that group connection going, hopefully that transpires on the pitch and we can get some good results.’

He went on to say the chance to work with John Ruddy, the former England keeper arrived shortly before Norris did, was a big influence in his decision to join Wolves with the fierce competition from Harry Burgoyne and Jack Ruddy also spurring him on.

But Norris, 23, hasn’t come to Molineux to sit on the bench, the shot-stopper wants to be the number one and fulfil a dream.

‘I need to really work hard and challenge for that number one jersey. Joining a football club like Wolverhampton is unbelievable, it`s a dream come true for me. Watching teams like Wolves growing up, you never even dream of playing for them – I`ve got this opportunity now and I`m determined to give it my absolute all.’

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