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Friday 18 April 2014

New deal for Howson

Jonny Howson's new deal will keep him at Carrow Road until 2018

Norwich midfielder Jonny Howson has signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal, the Barclays Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday.

Howson, 25, joined the Canaries from Leeds in January 2012 and has made 60 appearances, scoring five times including a fine individual effort on the final day of last season at Manchester City.

"As soon as I found out there was an offer there I was very interested in getting it signed. I am very settled here and happy to sign," Howson said on the club's official website, www.canaries.co.uk.

"I have really enjoyed the season so far and have had a good run in the side. I just want that to continue, and obviously staying here longer gives me the chance to do that."

Hughton has selected Howson in each of Norwich's 16 Barclays Premier League matches so far this season, and is delighted with the midfielder's progress.

"A new contract comes in line with Jonny's form this season, which has seen him be a mainstay of the team and put in some impressive performances," the Canaries boss said.

"In the period of time that Jonny's been here, there's been progression in his influence in the team and in the matches, and we're delighted to be able to secure his services for the next four-and-a-half years."

Norwich drew 1-1 with Swansea on Sunday to move up into 14th place, five points clear of the relegation zone and head to bottom club Sunderland this weekend.

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