ANTHONY SPYROU hopes his loan spell with Wrexham leads to first team opportunities with Norwich City - in the Premier League.

The 19-year-old striker, who has come through the youth system at the Canaries and signed his first professional in January, has joined Wrexham on loan until the end of the season.

The Reds are challenging for promotion from the National Legaue and Norwich are top of the Championship, and Spyrou is aiming to make the most of his chance at The Racecourse.

"I really can't wait to get going," said Spyrou.

"I have found out a little bit about the club, that they are third and just a point off top, and as soon as I found that out I wanted to get started straight away.

"It was an opportunity I couldn't turn down."

Plying his trade in Norwich’s under 23s side this season, Spyrou has scored seven goals in 15 ‘Premier League 2’ outings.

"I have been doing well," said Spyrou.

"I hit a nice run of form and got nominated for Player of the Month; then I got a little injury but here I am now.

"It is a great platform for me here to show what I can do at men's football level because it is a lot different from under 23s.

"I am very thankful for the opportunity to come here.

"If I can score a few goals and help Wrexham get promotion, it only looks great for all of us so it is a win-win.

"The Norwich first team are absolutely flying. I can see them pushing for promotion.

"There are only a few games left but I can see them doing it."

When asked what Reds fans can expect from him, Spyrou said: "I would say my main attribute is my pace and power," said Spyrou.

"I am very quick and as soon as I get a chance then I can find the back of the net."

Wrexham were highly recommended by former Wrexham youth chief Steve Weaver, who is academy manager at Norwich.

"Steve told me how much of a massive club it is and where it should be; as soon as he told me that I couldn't really say no," added Spyrou.

"He spoke very highly of the club."