Aston Oxborough signs new Norwich City deal

PUBLISHED: 17:12 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:28 13 April 2018

Aston Oxborough is on the up at Norwich City. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Aston Oxborough is on the up at Norwich City. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Highly-rated young keeper Aston Oxborough has pledged his future to the Canaries after signing a new deal until 2020, with the option of a further year.

The 19-year-old academy prospect has impressed Daniel Farke since training regularly with the first team squad over the second part of this season.

“I’m happy for him because he deserves this benefit,” he said.

“Again, it’s a sign of the way we are going with developing talents from our own academy. It’s well-deserved because Aston has worked hard and is a proper member of our squad.

“We can always count on him. He’s a brilliant character.”

Oxborough, speaking to the club’s official site added: “It’s what I’ve been working up to since I’ve been here.

“It’s always been about the next contract and getting as high as I can. Being a local lad, it means a lot more.

“Norwich is a team I’ve supported since I was very young, so it’s special.

“I just want to try and impress the first team staff as senior football - possibly out on loan - is probably the next step for me.

“Jamal (Lewis) is a massive inspiration as he shows the manager trusts young players.

“He’s has proven he can do it. For players like me, it’s in the back of our minds that if he can do it then so can we.

“I speak to him a lot and I’ve known Todd (Cantwell) since I was nine.

“It’s been up-and-down at times. I was in the England squad for a couple of years, which was a massive high, then had a year of not playing soon after.

“That’s football, you’ve just got to keep going and eventually the good things come.

“Mixing with the senior lads has benefited me, because I’ve had good people to learn off every day.”

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