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16 December 2013

Youngster signs two-and-a-half year professional contract

CARLTON Morris has marked his 18th birthday by putting pen-to-paper on his first professional contract with the Club.

The striker has signed a two-and-a-half year deal after making impressive progress on the pitch, highlighted in his key role for City’s FA Youth Cup winning team last season.

The new contract takes Morris to the summer of 2016, and the youngster admits he’s excited about what his future holds at the Club.

“It will be interesting to see where I am two-and-a-half years from now - it’s very exciting,” he said when speaking exclusively to

“It would be weird doing something else! I haven’t looked down in years and not seen that Norwich City badge there, so it’s nice to get some security and now I can really concentrate on another FA Youth Cup run this year and getting a few more goals.

“I couldn’t have done anything without our coaching staff and my teammates, but it’s nice to take some praise for myself and now I can strive for that next contract."

Manager Chris Hughton added: “He’s one that earned the right to be where he is at the moment, and we’re really delighted firstly for him but for the Club as well.

“The reason he was offered a new deal was because of the progress that he has made. He was very involved in the FA Youth Cup team last season and we saw that progress.

“He was younger than most of those who were involved so it was a great experience for him, and he’s continued that progress this season.

“He was here before my time and I think the Club have nurtured him very well, so it’s worked out very well both ways.”

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