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Michael McGovern signs new two year contract at Norwich City

29 April 2021

Norwich City goalkeeper Michael McGovern has signed a new contract extension, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2023.

McGovern is one of the club’s longest-serving players, having signed for the Canaries during the summer of 2016 from Hamilton Academical.

After keeping a clean sheet on his debut in a 0-0 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday, McGovern went on to make 22 appearances in all competitions for City in 2016-17.

With Tim Krul recruited the following summer, McGovern became a reliable option for Daniel Farke to call upon at various stages between 2017 and 2020.

This season, McGovern has made ten Championship appearances throughout November and December as Norwich maintained their spot at the top of the division.

He has now made a total of 41 appearances for the first team in all competitions.

After putting pen to paper, McGovern said: “It’s nice from a personal point of view to get things all wrapped up. It’s good to have that little bit of security about your future so I’m really happy to sign it.

“It was nice to come in and contribute towards some wins and get some game time when Tim was injured. Ultimately, the team is the most important thing."

Daniel Farke added: “I’m totally happy. I’ve spoken quite often that if you’re searching for a role model for a professional football player, it’s definitely Michael McGovern.

“He’s unbelievably professional with his workload and preparation, even if he’s not playing. He still knows everything about the opponent.

“He’s a fantastic teammate and a fantastic lad, a great personality and has great experience. He totally fits in our goalkeeper group.

“We have unbelievably experienced, quality goalkeepers like Tim Krul, Michael himself and Orjan Nyland, as well as many young, exciting goalkeepers like Daniel Barden or Archie Mair, who have signed new contracts.

“It’s good to have a guy like him around who can give experience to the young lads but also has his own qualities for us. I think we have a good mix of exciting young talent and experience in our goalkeeping team.

“Michael is a perfect professional and has proven this season during many games how competitive he is with many clean sheets and how much quality he has. He doesn’t have to prove anything anymore.

“He has many games for his country on a top level and we are really pleased that he has committed his future to us and I think it’s a perfect signing for both sides.”

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