Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean has reflected on his happiest Canaries memories, singling out former team-mate Marco Stiepermann for praise.

The 30-year-old signed a new two-year contract last week, giving him the opportunity to look back on what he's achieved in a yellow and green shirt.

Included in his highlights were the two Championship title wins he's experienced at Carrow Road, as he told official club channels. "On the pitch, (the highlight) has been the two promotions," he said. "The good thing about the two of them is how much we enjoyed them leading up to it. We didn't have it wrapped up, but we could actually enjoy it.

"The second time we went up, we didn't take our foot of the gas, but we could actually play with a freedom. Teams feared us as well, so we controlled games. We'd be going two or three up and it would be a relief but also an excitement, because you knew what we were going to achieve. In terms of the build up before we went and won it, that few weeks was a long stag do!"

The Pink Un: McLean signed a new contract at Carrow Road last week.McLean signed a new contract at Carrow Road last week. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)

McLean opened the scoring in Norwich's famous 3-2 win over Manchester City, but admitted that victory was tarnished by the dismal relegation that followed it, saying: "(The 3-2 win over Manchester City in 2019) stands out for everybody, but when you look back on it as a whole, I played in the Premier League but ultimately we didn't do enough to be there."

A key man in that performance was former Canary Marco Stiepermann, who McLean singled out as a strong personality during his time in Norfolk.

"When I came, there was a bit of a transition where players were getting moved on," he continued. "Since I've come in, from that year on we had a lot of the German boys, but they were all great lads.

"Since I've been here the changing rooms have been excellent, none better than now really. It's a really good changing room, and it makes it easier because you come into training every day and you're actually here with your mates. Nothing's a chore.

Stiepi (Marco Stiepermann) obviously stood out for everybody, and big Zimbo (Christoph Zimmermann). Big Zimbo was right down the line, Stiepi was a bit mad, a bit wild, but I love that.

"We (him and Grant Hanley) got on really well with Stiepi. On the pitch he was unbelievable, but off the pitch he was a character. He was right involved in the (promotion) celebrations. Stiepi stands out of the boys I've played with, in terms of the foreigners."