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Tony Springett signs new contract with the Canaries

30 October 2020

Norwich City Academy forward Tony Springett has signed a new contract with the club, keeping him with the Canaries until summer 2023 with the option to extend by a further year.

The Under-18s forward has been in great form throughout the start of the 2020-2021 season, recently making cameo appearances for David Wright’s Under-23s in the Premier League 2.

Speaking on the contract, Springett says he’s glad the hard work has paid off and already has his sights set on becoming a permanent part of Wright's side.

“It feels absolutely unbelievable, I’ve been working a long time to get to this time of my career and it has finally come. All I can say is I can’t wait to get started.

"I think the next goal is to get up to the Under-23s and stay there, going through both teams at the moment is hard, if I can get up to the next level I'll be really proud.

"This is my sixth year here now and the club have done a lot for me, everything I'm doing now is repaying them for the trust and belief they put into me, I couldn't be happier."

Asked about the path of progression laid by previous graduates to Daniel Farke’s squad, Springett spoke fondly of one first-team star in particular, aiming to follow a similar route in his career and make it to Carrow Road.

“When I was younger, Todd Cantwell used to sit with me at lunch and now I’ve seen him break into the first-team, I couldn’t be happier for him and hopefully I can follow in his footsteps because he’s always given me advice on how to get better.

“It’s beautiful here [Carrow Road], why wouldn’t you want to play on this beautiful pitch?”

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