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City captain signs new deal with the Canaries

3 July 2017

Russell Martin has signed a new contract with the Club, extending his stay until 2019.

The deal, which also includes an option for an extra year, will see him complete 10 seasons with the Canaries. Head Coach Daniel Farke has also confirmed that Martin will continue as Club captain.

Martin, 31, joined City in 2009 from Peterborough United as Norwich won the League One title. Last season he became only the 23rd City player to reach 300 appearances for the Club and is only six games short of making 300 starts.

Martin told “I’m delighted to extend my contract. I think everyone knows how much this Club means to me and my family, and I want to say a big thanks to the manager and Stuart Webber for making it happen. They want a bit of stability and people with experience here and hopefully that’s what I’ll carry on bringing for the next couple of years. It’s also a massive honour to be asked to continue captaining the side.

“All the lads are really embracing it and enjoying working under the new manager. You can already see what Daniel Farke and his coaching staff want us to do as a team, and I think it really suits the players we’ve got and I think the fans will enjoy it as well.

“It’s going to be different – it might take some time but it’s really exciting. I’m genuinely excited to be a part of this next adventure for Norwich City.”

Farke said: “Russell is an idol here and it’s a great decision to give him this deal. He’s the skipper, and he will be my captain for this season.

“Even when there are times when he’s not playing, he’s so important for the whole squad. All of the younger guys can learn from him about how to be a professional, how to work under pressure, how to behave. He’s a smart, intelligent guy and it’s a great decision for Norwich City.”

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