Norwich City striker Adam Idah has extended his Carrow Road stay by signing a new contact keeping him at the Canaries until 2028.

The Championship promotion hopefuls announced the contract extension on Thursday morning for the Republic of Ireland international.

“I'm over the moon. It's exciting for me and my family," he said. "The last year and a half have been tough for me but I came back and worked hard and now the club are showing a lot of faith in me by rewarding that hard work.

"I've said it before, I love this club. I've been here since I was 15 or 16 and there is a big path for me to progress here and be a better player. It was a no brainer once the offer came in.

"Right now, my fitness is at a good level. When I came back from my second surgery I knew I had to work really hard to get back fully fit. I am confident, the team is doing well at the moment, so overall I am very happy.

"The new coach is transparent with us. We are all on board with what he wants to try and do. Everyone, staff and players, have taken it on board and you can see in terms of the results on the pitch we are taking that in. We are over the moon with the new staff.

"The biggest thing for me is the intensity in training. There is no slacking. He wants us to be 100pc all the time. You can tell when we play on the pitch there is a whole different team. He is good off the pitch. You can speak with him and have a laugh but on the pitch it is a serious business.

"The main goal for us to try and get promoted. I want to finish the season off as best as I can."

Idah's existing City deal ran until 2024 but the length of the new contract underlines his importance to head coach David Wagner.

The German, speaking to the club's official site, said: “Adam is a player that I was very much aware of prior to joining the club.

"He has a raw, natural ability and is someone we’re really looking forward to working further with.”

“We congratulate Adam on his new contract," said sporting director Stuart Webber. "As we’ve always demonstrated with our academy graduates, we’re really keen to invest in our players’ development and this contract is a clear sign of that.

“Adam still has a lot of room for development and we are all invested in making him the player we all know he can be. It’s important he now remains fit and becomes a top professional. When he achieves that I have no doubt big success will follow.

“Credit must go to the medical and performance team at Colney for their investment in Adam so far. I’m confident that we will see the benefits of their work.“