Carlton Morris signs new contract and joins Rotherham United on loan

Norwich City are pleased to announce that striker Carlton Morris has signed a one-year contract extension with the Club until the summer of 2021.

As well as signing on at City, Morris will join Sky Bet League One side Rotherham United on loan until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Morris has endured a frustrating campaign after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) towards the end of his loan spell at Shrewsbury Town last year.

The injury ruled him out for the majority of this season meaning no first-team action, although he did play four games for the Under-23s as part of his rehab.

“I’m very grateful to Norwich for extending my contract,” said Morris. “I’ve always wanted to get my chance to play for the team but unfortunately last season with my injury, it prevented me from showing what I’m capable of.

“However, they’ve shown they believe in me and have given me a great opportunity to show what I can do.

“I’m extremely proud of boys this season, seeing them do so well really helped to motivate me when there were points in the season where I was struggling due to injury but the lads have just been brilliant and I’m so pleased for them.”

In 2017-18, he enjoyed a productive spell with Shrewsbury playing 54 games, including twice at Wembley in the Checkatrade Trophy final and League One play-off final, and scoring ten goals.

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Morris now joins Rotherham for the second time as they embark on a season back in League One after their relegation from the Championship in May.

“It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m just really looking forward to getting started,” he added.

“I really enjoyed my time there in 2017 and it’s a great Club. I get on with the manager [Paul Warne] really well and I know most of the lads so have already built those great relationships.

“They are such a talented group so I’m craving to get minutes on the pitch to help them as much as I can. I’m quite versatile and hope to create a positive impact all-round, especially on the offensive side of things and to show my work rate.

“League One is very competitive and the sky will be the limit for us so I just can’t wait to get started.”

Everyone at Norwich City would like to wish Carlton the very best for his spell at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

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