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Aidan Fitzpatrick says it was an easy decision to leave Norwich for a second stint with Queen of the South.

The 20-year-old spent time on loan at Palmerston Park last season, and when it became apparent he was in surplus for Carrow Road’s needs, he jumped at the chance to return this summer.

“It was an easy decision to come back here,” he told the Daily Record. “They know what I am and I know what they are, so it really wasn’t a hard decision.

“It’s my first time playing in front of the fans and what a feeling.

“Norwich had said that I wasn’t going to get a new contract next year and that I would probably play in the Under-23 configuration.

“It’s not nice to hear, so when Queens came along I jumped at the chance to go show what I can do.

“Manager Allan Johnston played in my away position and said he knows what I’m good at and has helped me before.

“But now he wants me in different positions, including up front.

“I played numbers 10 and 9 at Norwich when things changed so it’s nothing I’m not used to.

“I’m happy to play anywhere to be honest and if I get the chance I’m happy to be back on the pitch with first team football.

“The reason I signed the last time was because the manager could teach me things, so it was the easiest choice to come back here.

“There are a lot of other experienced boys on the team who tell me things in training, like when to go and when not to in situations.

“There are a few boys that I know from my last time here and some who weren’t there last season.

“But if I end up as a forward, assistant manager Sandy Clark can help me from the start.”

Fitzpatrick is expected to feature for Queen of the South on her championship trip to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday.