Norwich City are delighted to announce that Jamal Lewis has signed a new contract with the Canaries, keeping him at Carrow Road until June 2023.
Lewis, 20, was made part of the first-team setup during City’s preparations for the 2017-18 season but unfortunately picked up an injury which ruled him out of the early stages of Daniel Farke’s first campaign in charge.
But after recovering from injury and making his debut against Brentford in December 2017, the full-back has cemented his place in the starting eleven and never looked back.
This season, Lewis has played eleven times in all competitions and added to his tally of caps for Northern Ireland after making his debut for them at the back end of last year.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Lewis said: “I’m thrilled. I’m very happy to get it signed and sealed and now it’s important to just keep playing football and keep improving.
“They [Farke and Stuart Webber] have shown lots of faith in me since last year and pre-season, putting me in with the lads and it’s just been a good, growing relationship since then.
“Every game I play, I just try and repay them and keep contributing to the team.
“I missed the first part of last season with injury but once it got to the New Year I was in the team and the games were coming so I had to get used to it.
“It was a new experience for me with the number of games and high level of competition but this season, I think I’m adapting quite well and I’m really enjoying my football at the moment.”
Head Coach Daniel Farke said: “Jamal has grown-up so much that we don’t speak about him so much as a young player anymore.
“His performances are so grown-up, and he’s now really experienced. He’s always there with a high consistency and he’s a real fixed point in our plan.
“He’s still only 20-years-old and it’s an unbelievably good sign for our Club that we are able to have such a young talent that is willing to stay here with us.”