Norwich City academy goalkeeper Joe Rose has signed a contract extension with the club, keeping him with the Canaries until 2023 with the option to extend by a further year.
The goalkeeper has been in fine form recently, making his Under-23s debut for David Wright’s side in the 2019-20 campaign against Reading, before making a loan move to Bury Town in the summer.
Speaking on the extension, Rose described his contract as a life-long aspiration, especially as a Canaries fan.
“It’s a great feeling, I’ve been a fan of the club since a young age, it’s a dream come true. I didn’t expect it a couple of years ago, playing local football. What else can I say other than it’s a dream come true.
“I used to be a season ticket holder here with my dad, we used to watch every game. I always looked at this pitch and hoped one day I’d be able to play on it”
Asked about his development from academy football through to his loan in non-league football, the young ‘keeper said he’s enjoying playing in a senior team and had plenty of praise for the coaches at the academy for his growth.
“It’s been a really good experience, there’s nothing like men’s football. There’s people’s jobs on the line at the end of the day, if you don’t get the three points then they’re at risk. academy football is more development, so there’s not as much risk.”
“They [the academy coaches] have helped me massively. When I first came in, I was struggling quite a lot in terms of how to play, it was definitely different to what I was used to, I feel like I’ve adapted really well and they’ve helped along the way.”