Norwich City trio extend their contract

Midfielder David Fox, defender Elliott Ward and striker Simeon Jackson have all been retained by Norwich City after the club exercised options to extend their existing contracts.

In addition, full-back Adam Drury, who had his testimonial match against Celtic last week, has been made a contract offer which he is considering.

Fox, Ward and Jackson all signed for City in the summer of 2010 and played key roles in winning promotion from the Championship and finishing 12th in the Premier League.

Midfielder Korey Smith, who was on loan at Barnsley last season, is also staying at Carrow Road, while defender George Francomb has signed a new deal after spending the second half of the season on loan at Hibernian.

The Premier League professional retained list shows the Canaries with 26 contracted players, plus Drury.

Defender Zak Whitbread and striker Aaron Wilbraham have been released, along with Josh Dawkin, Matt Ball and Richard Brindley.

Norwich City contract players – Extended: David Fox, George Francomb, Simeon Jackson, Korey Smith, Elliott Ward. Retained: Tom Adeyemi, Daniel Ayala, Leon Barnett, Elliott Bennett, Ryan Bennett, Andrew Crofts, Grant Holt, Wes Hoolahan, Jonny Howson, Bradley Johnson, Simon Lappin, Chris Martin, Russell Martin, Steve Morison, Anthony Pilkington, Declan Rudd, John Ruddy, Jed Steer, Andrew Surman, Marc Tierney, James Vaughan. Offer: Adam Drury.

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