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Graham Dorrans is backing Norwich City starlet James Maddison to be a Carrow Road hit next season once the summer dust settles

PUBLISHED: 12:13 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:13 19 April 2017

James Maddison could finally get the chance to fufil all that undoubted potential. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

James Maddison could finally get the chance to fufil all that undoubted potential. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Graham Dorrans believes a goal-scoring league debut is just the start for James Maddison at Norwich City.

It’s almost 18 months since Maddison was snapped up by City from his boyhood club Coventry, in a deal said to be worth much more than its initially reported £2.5m for the then 19-year-old.

Lengthy loan spells and a glut of number 10 talent left Alex Neil and, less so, Alan Irvine struggling to give Maddison first-team opportunities.

But finally, the playmaker got his chance at Preston on Easter Monday – and even notched a well-taken goal in his 11-minute Deepdale cameo, just to underline his determination to succeed.

“James has been great since he’s come in,” said Dorrans. “He’s a young lad and he’s had to wait for his chance.

“Everyone is delighted for him there, that he’s come on and got his goal. He’s got a big future ahead of him and I’m sure we’ll see a lot more of him next season.”

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