16:00 23rd June 2014
by Ben Mouncer
Promising forward pens fresh Canaries deal
YOUNG striker Jamar Loza has agreed a new contract with the Canaries.
Loza, who made his first-team debut as a substitute in the final game of last season against Arsenal at Carrow Road, has signed a two-year deal with an option for a further 12 months.
“I’m over the moon that I’m signing a new two-year contract,” he said.
“This Club has done so much for me, not just on the pitch but off the pitch too, they’ve helped me out a lot.
“It’s going to be a busy season in the Championship, so hopefully I can play a few games, impress the boss and get into the team – that’s the plan.”
Neil Adams added: "We're delighted with how well Jamar's first year as a professional went, especially his debut against Arsenal, so he fully deserves this new contract.
"He's a direct player who is lightning quick and can run with the ball, and he causes defenders a lot of problems.
"There will be more games this season so more opportunities to get in the team, and with me it doesn't matter how old the players are - the best players will play."
Jamaica international Loza, 20, is looking forward to working under Adams and pushing on from his breakthrough campaign in 2013/14, where he spent loan spells at Coventry City, Leyton Orient and Southend United.
“It was a good season for me last year, going out on loan and doing well before playing against Arsenal and then playing for my country,” he added.
“I’ve known Neil a long time, he was my manager at Under-18s level, and we’ve always had a good relationship so hopefully that will continue.”