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Kenny McLean: Promotion is our aim

2 September 2020

Kenny McLean says his priority for the 2020-21 season is achieving promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

McLean signed a new three-year deal with the Canaries on Wednesday evening, extending his stay at Carrow Road until June 2023.

McLean featured in all but one Premier League match last season, outlining his importance to the Norwich City team and head coach Daniel Farke.

“The past has been and gone," he said. "We need to look ahead – I’ve got another three years here and hopefully we can achieve promotion again.

“We’re not going to sit here and say: ‘We hope to do okay’. Stuart [Webber], the boss [Daniel Farke] and the club have been busy bringing in new faces to improve us and they have done that.

“It’s up to us to go and have another special season and go and replicate what we’ve done previously. There’s still plenty of faces that were here for 2018-19, so we’ve got that experience. Hopefully we can take that into this year.”

McLean hailed the support of Daniel Farke over the past few seasons, saying he’s definitely seen an improvement in his game since working under the City head coach.

“I definitely think I’ve improved under the manager. He’s helped me along the way. I came here from Scotland and I feel like I’ve got better each season.

“Last season was a disappointing season in terms of relegation but I felt decent enough within myself. You’re coming up against the best players in the world and that’s where we want to get back to.

“If you don’t want that success and you don’t want to be in the Premier League, you’re at the wrong place. Everybody is driving in the same direction and wants the same things.”


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