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FOX SIGNS NEW DEAL

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18:14 11th September 2012

by Jonny Lally

Midfielder David Fox pens new two-year deal

NORWICH City midfielder David Fox has put pen-to-paper on a new two-year contract, keeping him at Carrow Road until 2014 with the option of a further year.

The deal comes on the back of an impressive debut season in the Barclays Premier League for Fox in 2011-12, where his performances were recognised with a well-deserved third place in the Club’s Player of the Season awards

City Manager Chris Hughton told Canaries.co.uk: "I'm thrilled that he's signed a new contract and committed himself to the Club for the next two years. 

"He's got plenty of quality and experience which I'm sure he'll continue to bring to the squad like he has since he arrived at the Club.

"He's missed a lot of pre-season this year but it's great to now have him back in training, fully fit and available for selection."

Fox told Canaries Player: “I’m delighted to be here for the next couple of years and now I can push on from what has been a very successful time for myself and for the Club.

“To end last season by coming third in the Player of the Season award was really touching and I was humbled by the whole thing.

“The lads played really well last year, and it was a collective effort from everyone. It’s up to me to play as often as I can now.

“I’m now fully fit and have been for a couple of weeks. I’m nowhere near match fit, but you only get that by training and playing games.

“It’s up to me to take my chance when I get it. I’ve now got to impress the Manager and show him why I should be in the team.

“I was really pleased to get 90 minutes against Scunthorpe in the Capital One Cup. It was a competitive game and now I’m raring to go when I am called upon.”

The 28-year-old joined the Canaries in the summer of 2010 from Colchester United, and has since gone on to play a key role for the team over the past two seasons – famously setting up Simeon Jackson’s winner against Portsmouth to seal City’s promotion to the top-flight in 2011. 

A product of Manchester United’s academy, Fox has also played for Shrewsbury Town and Royal Antwerp on loan before being transferred to Blackpool in 2006. 

After over 100 appearances for the Seasiders – where he also played with Wes Hoolahan and Grant Holt, Fox moved to Colchester on a Bosman transfer in 2009, and made his debut in their 7-1 opening day win at Carrow Road that August.

During the 2011-12 Barclays Premier League campaign, Fox played a total of 32 times for the Canaries, however injury forced him to sit out the start of the current campaign until he made a winning comeback in a 2-1 Capital One Cup victory over Scunthorpe United on August 28.

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