Eagle signs new deal with City

PUBLISHED: 19:56 02 April 2007 | UPDATED: 10:13 14 September 2010

Robert Eagle has signed a new one-year deal with Norwich. The club has an option to extend the deal with the winger by a further year.

Robert Eagle has signed a new one-year deal with Norwich. The club has an option to extend the deal with the winger by a further year.

Eagle, 20, said the deal was "pleasing".

"It's another year to play for Norwich and I'm going to try next season to get more regular starts," he told the club's official website.

"I've been in the squad quite a lot this season, but only on the fringes. So I want to be a bigger part of the team.

"When I came in this season I wasn't expecting to be playing but I've been travelling to almost every game and getting a few starts, so it's been very good for me and my family."

Manager Peter Grant said Eagle had done more than enough to warrant at least a further year at the club.

"He just helps give us that balance that we didn't have before," he said. "It's only because he's had Darren Huckerby and Simon Lappin in front of him that he hasn't had more chances. His overall performances, whether that be in the reserve team or in training, has been first class.

"He's another one that if he doesn't make it into the first team I would look to loan him out. He's naturally left-sided and has wonderful link play. When he's played in the first team I think there has been only one game when he hasn't done as well as he could have, all the others he's had a real effect.

"His attitude has been first class and I'm very pleased to give him his just rewards with this contract."

Eagle was one of five Academy players to sign professional terms in the summer, along with Andrew Cave-Brown, Andrew Fisk, Matthew Halliday and Michael Spillane.

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