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Norton-Cuffy enjoying first-team taste

8 February 2022

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Brooke Norton-Cuffy has been blown away by the Imps supporters as he adapts to playing in front of large crowds for the first time.

The 18-year-old right-back is taking his first steps into senior football after joining City on loan from Premier League side Arsenal until the end of the season.

He said: "I was told the fans were amazing, but they were better than I expected. We were at Plymouth and our fans started to drown out theirs, and in my first home game at the LNER Stadium they were crazy and the support was immense.

"I had fans coming to my car before I got in the changing room asking for autographs and I gave my shirt away to a young supporter - the fans and their support has been amazing since I walked through the door."

Norton-Cuffy, who has been a regular for Arsenal's U23 side and featured three times for their U21s in the Papa John's Trophy earlier this season, has come off the bench three times for City.

He added: "I have learnt so much already in two or three weeks - I can feel myself improving every day in a first-team environment and I like the competition for places.

"When I go back to Arsenal I'm hoping to do so with quite a few League One games under my belt, but right now I'm 100% focused on delivering for Lincoln City."

Brooke North-Cuffy is the feature interview in the matchday programme for the visit of Morecambe on Saturday. The programme is available from sellers around the stadium as well as from the ticket office, with fans able to pay by cash or card. If you cannot get to the match then order your copy online now.

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