Norwich City U18 boss Neil Adams is delighted for the club after they reached the FA Youth Cup final.
Adams hopes his young side’s heroics can inspire the senior stars ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game against Reading.
He told the Pink 'Un: “It is a phenomenal achievement. Something that everyone associated with the academy should take credit for. The board have supported us incredibly, Chris Hughton and his staff have been brilliant. Anything they could do they have and the entire first team staff was here. That is just one of the reasons why the academy is in the position it is and three points against Reading will be a fantastic week for us.
“To go down to 10 men and for so long against a good Nottingham Forest side you have to have character in droves and we have. Not just the players on duty here but the squad. We had to dig in and it was tough. We’ll have a lot of sore limbs in the morning but they showed fantastic spirit to see it through and then to go and stick five out of five in on the penalties. You can’t ask for any more.”