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Future puzzler for Pilkington

Anthony Pilkington admits to facing an uncertain future at Norwich City, but is trying to keep his focus locked on the present.

The winger found himself frozen out towards the end of the 2013/14 campaign by caretaker coach Neil Adams - a man who has since being handed a three-year contract.

Having failed to figure as Norwich slipped out of the Premier League, it remains to be seen if there is a role for Pilkington heading forward.

He does have experience of life in the Football League from his time at Stockport County and Huddersfield Town, and is also a man with senior international caps to his name.

It is his involvement with the Republic of Ireland which is dominating his thoughts at present, having filled a place on the bench for Sunday's friendly defeat to Turkey.

Pilkington will continue to give his all to that cause for the time being, with Italy next in his sights on Saturday, but he concedes that there are issues to be addressed back at Carrow Road.

He said in the Pink Un: "I had a few injuries, one in particular just before Christmas which kept me out for, I think, 12 weeks.

"Then I got back and I was available for the rest of it but the manager, you know, had other ideas.

"I am just concentrating on playing for the country and doing well through the summer and I will have to deal with that when I get back.

"Every game is a shop window and you want to do your best in every game that you play in.

"But I am just happy to be over here and back playing again and hopefully I can get some game time."