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NEW DEAL FOR WES

PUBLISHED

14:50 15th December 2012

by Steve Garland

City midfielder signs new and improved contract

CITY are delighted to announce that playmaker Wes Hoolahan has signed a new and improved contract that will see the Republic of Ireland international stay at Carrow Road until at least June 2015.

The deal comes after a scintillating spell of recent form, helping the Club to their best ever unbeaten run in the top-flight of nine games, moving the Canaries into 12th place in the Barclays Premier League in the process.

And after putting pen-to-paper on his new deal, Hoolahan was delighted to have committed his future to the Club, telling Canaries.co.uk: “I’m over the moon. I always wanted to sign a new deal and the Club have given me the opportunity to sign a long-term deal here. I couldn’t be happier.

“I’m here until 2015 I’ve been here for four years and that would take me to seven. I’ve really enjoyed my time here, my family love it here and it’s great to pencil it down and I’m just looking forward to the rest of the season now.”

Hoolahan arrived at Carrow Road in June 2008 and has made a total of 162 appearances for the Club, 23 as a substitute and scoring 33 goals in total.

With four and a half years at Norwich to date, Hoolahan is currently the longest serving player at the Club, with Simon Lappin and Chris Martin on loan at Cardiff City and Swindon Town respectively.

“I don’t feel like one of the longest serving players here,” said Hoolahan, “The last couple of years have been great coming up from League One all the way up to the Premier league and doing so well last year. We’re doing even better this season and hopefully we can keep that run going.

“The last few months I’ve been playing and it’s just great to be involved with the lads. We’ve got some top quality players here and I’m really enjoying it.”

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