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8 July 2016

Midfielder 'delighted' to extend Canaries stay

GRAHAM Dorrans has signed a new three-year contract with Norwich City, extending his stay at Carrow Road until 2019.

The midfielder moved to the Canaries initially on loan in February 2015, helping the team achieve promotion before transferring on a permanent deal from West Bromwich Albion last summer.

Dorrans, a Scotland international, has made 44 appearances for the Club to date, scoring three goals, and he told Norwich City TV: "I'm delighted to get it over the line and am looking forward to getting started now.

"When I first arrived I settled in quite quickly. I was made to feel really welcome and my family have settled into the area really well too, so I'm really pleased to be staying.

"I've been promoted from the Championship a couple of times now so it will be good to get going again. The Championship is a tough league, which we know, but I'm sure we'll push on and challenge.

"We've had a tough couple of weeks at the start of pre-season but we're all feeling better for it. We're now looking forward to the friendlies and getting match fit again."

Manager Alex Neil added: "The last time we were in the Championship Graham had a big part to play in getting us up.

"It's good business because he'll be an important player for us this season. We want to get a balance between guys who have been there and done it before while also freshening things up.

"If you look at other sides, most teams in the Championship would want a player like Graham so it was important that we hung onto him."

Dorrans is currently with the rest of the squad at the FA's St George's Park training complex, with City set to play Walsall in their first pre-season friendly there on Saturday.

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