Norwich City youngster George Francomb signs a contract extension

Norwich City defender George Francomb has agreed a new deal to stay at Carrow Road.

The 20-year-old has signed a one year deal with a further one-year option after returning from a six month loan spell at Scottish Premier League Hibernian. Francomb is delighted to pledge his future to the Canaries again after benefiting from his stint north of the border where he made 17 appearances - including a late second-half outing in last weekend's 5-1 Scottish FA Cup final defeat to Edinburgh rivals Hearts at Hampden.

'I'm over the moon. I've had half a season up at Hibs and now I'm back I can't wait to get on with pre-season,' he said. 'It was brilliant for me to play up at Hibs - it was a completely different environment, but the season before I did it with Barnet, so it wasn't too different to that, just on a bigger scale.'

Francomb has so far made two league appearances for the Canaries after a senior debut in a 1-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy win at Priestfield Stadium against Gillingham three years ago. Four days later he made his league debut in the 1-0 win over Carlisle United at Brunton Park, and also faced Blackburn Rovers in the Carling Cup in 2010.

Adam Drury, David Fox and Elliott Ward are also out-of-contract this summer, but the club have yet to confirm whether they have been offered fresh deals.