Savvas Mourgos has signed a new one-year contract extension at Norwich City, with the option of a further year.
The Greek midfielder began the season on loan at Dutch side FC Dordrecht and scored three goals in ten matches in the Eerste Divisie.
However, his stay in the Netherlands was brought to an abrupt end when he sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury, putting an halt to his season in October.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Mourgos said: “I’m really pleased. I’m very happy that the Club has offered me one more year so they can see what I can do next season out on loan or maybe in the first-team.
“It’s been very frustrating this season. When I started out on loan at Dordrecht, it was a bit tough getting used to the football over there.
“After a few games, I found myself playing a lot better so I thought I was going to play a lot of games and give myself the experience to get ready to challenge for the first-team.
“I got injured early, I played only ten games and scored three goals. But that’s football, you get injuries. Now I’m trying to get back as soon as I can. Hopefully I’m ready for pre-season.”
Mourgos picked up the injury in training and said he was disappointed to end his first experience of senior football so soon.
“I didn’t know it was a bad one at the time because it didn’t hurt that much. I heard a little click on the outside of my knee but I just thought it may have been a bit stiff.
“I trained again and then I thought it was a bit bad because it became very painful and swollen.
“It was the worst day. I don’t think the physios expected it to be an ACL injury when they first saw it. When they scan came back, Damo [Damien Bowyer, physiotherapist] told me the news and said my season was done.
“I didn’t want to say anything. It was tough to deal with but I look back on my time in Holland with pride.
“The Dutch game suited my style. They like to move the ball on the floor so it was a very good time for me.”
Mourgos expects to be out running on the grass over the next couple of weeks and is targeting a return to full fitness and action at the beginning of pre-season.
“The plan is to get back fit as soon as possible and we will see. I will probably go back out on loan next season or trying and get into the first-team which is going to be very hard.
“When you see the Club on the brink of promotion, it’s very exciting. And you also know, if you play well and work hard, you will get a chance to make your debut.”