Norwich City goalkeeper Archie Mair has signed a new contract with the club, keeping him with the Canaries until the summer of 2024 with the option to extend by a further year.
Mair, who joined the Canaries from Aberdeen in summer 2019, has impressed during the 2020-21 season during his loan with National League side King’s Lynn Town, making 25 appearances in all competitions for the Linnets.
Before his loan, the shot-stopper was a regular feature for David Wright’s Under-23s side, and even featured in the first-team squad for their Premier League fixture against Aston Villa at Carrow Road in the 2019-20 season.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk about putting pen to paper, Mair said: “[It feels] amazing, it’s something I’ve aimed for since I came down. I’ve only been here for about a year and a half now, but I knew it was something that I wanted to do. I’ve loved every minute of my time here since I came down.
“I think the club are really good with rewarding players with new contracts when its needed, if they’re performing well or working hard.
“Seeing the clear pathway, you’ve got boys like Max Aarons in the first-team, it gives something for everyone to strive towards. Everyone around the club, the staff and players, they’re all so friendly and welcoming. I think it’s a really good environment they’ve got going on here.”
Asked about his development with loan club King’s Lynn, Mair described it as an real enjoyable challenge, before discussing the support he’s received from City while out on loan in the National League.
“National League football has been really challenging, I’ve really enjoyed it and all the people at King’s Lynn are really great, so I’ve enjoyed working for them.
“It’s been a really good challenge for me, the season has been a bit up and down a lot of times, but I’ve really enjoyed every minute.
“We [players on loan] are looked after a lot, we’ve got the loans manager Neil Adams who’s been to a lot of my games, Stuart Webber has been to a few as well. They’re always watching and knowing what’s going on, asking me about it and things, so the support is top level, it’s great.”