Fotheringham signs one-year deal

PUBLISHED: 10:35 23 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:35 10 September 2010

Norwich City captain Mark Fotheringham has committed his future to the club and has signed a one-year deal. Fotheringham joined Norwich City in January 2007 as a free agent after spells with Celtic, Dundee, German club SC Freiburg and Swiss side FC Aarau.

Norwich City captain Mark Fotheringham has committed his future to the club and has signed a one-year deal.

Fotheringham joined Norwich City in January 2007 as a free agent after spells with Celtic, Dundee, German club SC Freiburg and Swiss side FC Aarau.

Since joining the Canaries last January Fotheringham has made 38 starts and 8 substitute appearances, scoring 3 goals.

Fotheringham said: "I would like to thank the fans for their support last year after a disappointing season. I am delighted to have signed for another season. There's only one thing on my mind coming back for pre-season - to push as hard as humanly possible to reach the Premier League.

“I am delighted. Obviously it is great coming back to Norwich next season. I am glad we have finally got it sorted out and I am looking forward to the next season now. Although we are on holiday I just can't wait to get back into it.

“I feel settled now in Norwich and I feel now I am getting a chance to establish myself with a run of games and show people that I can hit good form, but in saying that I know there is a hell of a lot of hard work next year. As I did last year I intend to come back a fitter and a stronger player again.”

Norwich City boss Glenn Roeder told the club's official website he was always confident the highly-motivated midfielder would re-sign for City despite speculation linking him with other clubs.

"It was important to me that Mark re-signed as he has proved to me since regaining full fitness that he's an excellent player who has turned out just as importantly to be a superb captain," said Roeder.

"We have a very good manager to captain relationship and I completely trust him on the pitch to help make sure the boys are fully motivated. He leads by example and I can't stress how important it is to us that he has signed for next year.

"He got injured two days before the Ipswich game and I think everyone could see that we badly missed his inspirational qualities on the day.

"I never doubted he would sign again for us. I'm not surprised that there's been speculation about other clubs but once I'd talked to him about my plans he was always keen to sign as he, like me, is ambitious.

"He will continue to be our captain and our driving force and he will be looking to lead us to a top six finish."

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