Yorkshire news Norrington-Davies explains Stoke switch as Luton boss 'frustrated' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The 21-year-old defender was recalled by the Blades and immediately sent out on loan to another Championship outfit
Breaking News ! Sheffield United youngster Rhys Norrington-Davies has spoken for the first time about joining Stoke City after his original loan move to Luton was cut short. The 21-year-old left-sided defender was originally sent to Kenilworth Road on a season-long loan deal and had been progressing well. His performances had attracted the attention of Wales manager Ryan Giggs and he was duly handed his first international cap in a Nations League match against Bulgaria in October. He has made three appearances for his country and had played 22 times for Nathan Jones's side in all competitions at the time of being recalled. Following his return to Sheffield United, he was immediately sent out to the Bet365 Stadium to team up with Michael O'Neill. Stoke are currently eighth, just two points off the play-offs, and Norrington-Davies says this move is a 'stepping stone' to the Premier League. "It’s happened very quickly to be fair," he told the club's website. "There was initial interest but from the point of getting me in it’s happened in the last couple of days, only speaking to the gaffer (on Monday). “I’ve got high ambitions. I want to become a Premier League player and I feel like this is a stepping stone from where I was. Get the latest Sheffield United news sent direct to your inbox Why should you sign up? By signing up to our Blades newsletter, you will receive a once-daily email with the latest news, interviews and opinion on the club. How do you sign up? It's easy and takes seconds. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article or any article on the Sheffield United section of Yorkshire Live. And that's it, you're all set.
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“No disrespect for Luton, who are a great club, massive club, but I feel like this is the best move for me at the moment to come into a system, 4-3-3, and hopefully be playing week in, week out at left-back and bringing my game to Stoke and show everyone what I’m about.” Jones says you always run the risk of having a loan player recalled, but has been left frustrated after feeling the speed of which he was developing was 'phenomenal'. “It’s a very difficult one as first of all I want to thank Sheffield United and Chris (Wilder) for trusting us with him, but these things happen, that’s what happens with loans," he told Luton Today.
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“You're always at the mercy of someone else when you take a loan, you’re not in control of that player and that’s what we don’t like. “Rhys was in a wonderful place and that's the frustrating thing. “You think, why do people go out on loan? One to get experience, two if they go to the right club, they get educated, they improve, and then they come back to the parent club fold a better asset, a better player and more ready for the first team. “The rate that Rhys was developing was phenomenal here and still learning, because he’s got a lot to learn. “So it's disappointing, but some things are out of your hands and some things are not purely the parent club’s choice as well."
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