Graham Dorrans signs new three-year deal to stay at Norwich City

Graham Dorrans has pledged his future to Norwich City until 2019. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus I

Graham Dorrans has pledged his future to Norwich City until 2019. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Graham Dorrans is the latest Norwich City player to pledge his future to the club after extending his stay for another two years.

Dorrans had one year left on his existing contract but has signed a new three year deal keeping him at Carrow Road until 2019.

City chief Alex Neil made it clear earlier this summer amid reported interest from Rangers that Dorrans would be a key figure in his Championship plans and the Scot is delighted to keep him on board.

'The last time we were in the Championship Graham had a big part to play in getting us up,' he said. 'It's good business because he'll be an important player for us this season. We want to get a balance between guys who have been there and done it before while also freshening things up.

'If you look at other sides, most teams in the Championship would want a player like Graham so it was important that we hung onto him.'

Scottish international Dorrans has made 44 appearances for the club, after turning an initial loan stint into a permanent move from West Brom in 2015.

'I'm delighted to get it over the line and am looking forward to getting started now,' he told Norwich City TV. 'When I first arrived I settled in quite quickly. I was made to feel really welcome and my family have settled into the area really well too, so I'm really pleased to be staying.

'I've been promoted from the Championship a couple of times now so it will be good to get going again. The Championship is a tough league, which we know, but I'm sure we'll push on and challenge.

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'We've had a tough couple of weeks at the start of pre-season but we're all feeling better for it. We're now looking forward to the friendlies and getting match fit again.'

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