Norwich City have acted swiftly to offer a new contract extension to Johnny Howson, which the ex-Leeds man has signed, keeping him at Carrow Road until 2019.
Howson previously signed a four year deal in the 2013/14 season meaning he had two years left prior to this new deal.
Since joining in January 2012, Howson has made 110 appearances for City, scoring 14 goals, including that lovely strike at Portman Road in the play-off first leg last season.
Johnny made 37 appearances last term and was an integral part of the midfield under both Neil Adams and Alex Neil.
He told canaries.co.uk: ‘I’m really pleased, especially after last season going so well.
‘Since the manager has come in everyone knows how well we’ve done, and I’m excited to remain a part of that. That’s not to say it’s going to be simple, because you always have to keep working hard.
‘If everyone does that then I’m sure we’ll have a good season. We had the highs of last year, but as soon as we came in during pre-season it was about getting underway again.
‘We’re all really looking forward to it, as I’m sure everyone associated with the Club is. It’s a very difficult league so we’ve got to all pull in the same direction and hopefully we can get off to a good start against Crystal Palace.’
Howson is a classy player and was excellent in the Championship, at 27 he is coming into his prime and is one well worth keeping hold of. A great move by the club, to act with foresight to tie him down and the fact he was prepared to sign shows his happiness at the club and area in general.
Nathan Redmond next, please Mr McNally.