Martin commits to Canaries

Defender delighted to pen new three-year deal at Carrow Road

Russell Martin: Happy at Norwich and delighted to have signed up for three more years

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Russell Martin has signed a new three-year contract at Norwich and will remain at Carrow Road until at least the summer of 2015.

The 26-year-old defender played a leading role for the Canaries in 2011/12 as they cemented themselves back among the Premier League elite.

The Scotland international is hoping there will be many more successes to come and is delighted to have committed his future to the club 24 hours after Chris Hughton inherited the managerial reins from Paul Lambert.

Martin told the Canaries' official website: "It's been brilliant. I'm extremely delighted, my family and I are really happy around here. It's a pleasure and an honour to be playing for a club of this size and stature.

"The last three years have been brilliant, and hopefully the next three can be just as good.

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"As soon as the club spoke about it (a new deal), it didn't take long to get sorted because I'm so happy here personally.

"We've got a great bunch of lads so I'm really pleased to get it sorted so early on. I can now come back in pre-season raring to go."

Hughton added: "Having just been appointed as manager, I'm delighted that one of my first actions is to offer Russ this new three-year deal.

"He's had a fantastic couple of seasons here since joining in January 2010 and this new deal shows what he's done over that time.

"He's been an ever-present and has shown he's a versatile player playing at both right-back and in the centre last season."