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Academy stars commit futures to Norwich City

20 February 2019

Norwich City are delighted to confirm that eight Academy youngsters have committed their futures to the Club.

Under-23s players Josh Coley, Billy Johnson, Ciaren Jones, Alfie Payne, Tom Scully, Anthony Spyrou and Jordan Thomas have all signed new one-year deals.

Furthermore, Icelandic midfielder Isak Thorvaldsson has signed his first professional deal with the Canaries.

Coley, Johnson, Jones, Scully and Thomas all signed for the Club in 2018 and their progress whilst playing for the Under-23s this season has been rewarded.

Payne and Spyrou have been at City for much longer and will continue their development at the Colney Training Centre.

Thorvaldsson has been playing for the Under-18s over the past two seasons and has been given the chance to develop as a first-year professional next year.

Speaking to, Academy Manager Steve Weaver said: “To be fair to the group, it’s been a hard season but there are a lot of young ones in there.

“I think signing new deals gives them a little bit of peace of mind over the next 18 months. Going forward, these lads now have the chance to push on and reach the next step in their careers.

“The group of lads are late-developers. They’ve still got time to reach their best. We’re hopeful if they all keep going the right way, they’ll have a real chance of making it here.”

"There's no rush for any of them to go out on loan. The Under-23s are generally a young group especially with Isak and Jordan in there. 

"They all have plenty of time left. We will maybe start looking at loans next season, but for now, there aim is to continue improving with us."

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