Louis Thompson hoping to ‘push on’ after signing new contract with Norwich City
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Promising midfielder Louis Thompson has signed a new contract with Norwich City, extending his stay at the club until at least the summer of 2019.
The combative 21-year-old's new deal also has an option for a further year, as the Canaries secure the services of the Swindon Town academy product for the future.
City boss Alex Neil said: 'Louis has done well. He's another young lad who we've introduced to the team this year, there are quite a few of them who have had an opportunity.
'This is something we've been looking towards and hopefully we can get him back from injury sooner rather than later.'
Thompson has made his first-team breakthrough this season, having signed from Swindon in a deal worth up to £1.3million in the summer of 2014, but has missed the last four matches with a pelvis problem.
He made his debut as a 17-year-old for the Robins and made almost 100 appearances, including two lengthy loan spells back with the club after joining Norwich.
So far he has made six senior appearances for the Canaries, including playing all of the 2-0 win at Everton in the EFL Cup in September.
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Thompson, speaking to City's website, added: 'It's my first season really playing here and I've thoroughly enjoyed it.
'I'm hoping this can be the beginning for me and I can push on from here. The manager has had faith in me, which I'm thankful for.
'I hope I've repaid that in some way in the games that I've played and long may that continue.'