Anthony Pilkington unsure if he will be leaving Norwich City this summer
09:18 27 May 2014
Norwich City midfielder Anthony Pilkington has admitted his future with the Canaries is uncertain.
The 25-year-old former Huddersfield Town wide man is away with the Republic of Ireland for a series of summer friendlies.
He was an unused substitute in Sunday evening’s 2-1 defeat to Turkey at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, a game in which his City team-mate Wes Hoolahan set up Jonathan Walters for the home side’s only goal.
Injuries restricted Pilkington to just 10 Premier League starts last season, having played an integral part in City’s two previous campaigns in the Premier League.
But Pilkington admits he is unsure whether he will be staying at Carrow Road, saying: “I don’t know. I wasn’t really in the manager’s plans towards the end of the season so I’ll have to wait and see.”
Pilkington could win his fourth cap for Ireland on Saturday when Martin O’Neill’s side take on Italy at Fulham’s Craven Cottage stadium.
Ireland then travel to the US to face Costa Rica on Friday, June 6 at the Gillette Stadium in Boston, the home of the New England Patriots for American Football and New England Revolution for football.
They then move to New Jersey to face Portugal at the MetLife Stadium on Tuesday, June 10, which is the home of American Football clubs New York Giants and New York Jets.
Once his Ireland duty is out of the way Pilkington can then focus on his future with the Canaries and said he is at least pleased to know which manager he will be dealing with, after the appointment of Neil Adams as permanent manager last week.
Pilkington, speaking to Sky Sports, added: “Club-wise the earlier the better because you can bring players in and let players go during the summer and obviously for next season the earlier the better and that’s what the club have done.”