Martin Olsson agrees new Norwich City deal

Martin Olsson has signed a new Norwich City deal. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Martin Olsson has signed a new Norwich City deal. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City full-back Martin Olsson has signed a new deal keeping him at Carrow Road until 2018.

The Canaries confirmed the Swedish international had pledged his longer term future to the club on Monday evening, which will keep the 28-year-old in Norfolk until the summer of 2018.

Olsson was set to be out of contract at the end of the season and free to speak to other clubs from January, after originally signing a four-year deal in July 2013.

The former Blackburn defender had indicated recently on international duty he was prepared to keep his options open, but Olsson has now become the latest member of Alex Neil's squad to extend his stay.

'It's nice to get this done so now I can focus 100pc on the league and trying to help us get back to the Premier League,' he said. 'I enjoy it here; I enjoy this club and I enjoy this city and the fans are so passionate. It's always a great feeling to step out at Carrow Road. Our main target is to go up. It hasn't been going that well for a few games, but that's how it is sometimes. We can turn it around, and when we do, hopefully we can earn that promotion.'

City chief Neil is in no doubt Olsson will be a key figure in the club's attempts to revive their Championship promotion push as they look to end a run of five straight league defeats ahead of Saturday's latest test against Brentford. Olsson is available again after a serving a one-match ban last weekend against Derby for his red card at QPR.

'Martin has been a consistent performer for me since I've been here, so it's very positive news that he has signed this new deal with the club,' Neil told the club's official site. 'He will be a key member of our squad going forward as we look to improve our form in the league and move back up the table.'

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