Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey is delighted that the effort he is putting in to improve himself is paying off after his recent contract extension.

The Canaries have confirmed that Godfrey has put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with the club, extending his stay until 2021.

The defender impressed in pre-season and has been rewarded with a bumper new contract to secure his future at Norwich for the foreseeable future.

Godfrey played the second most amount of minutes in pre-season, only second to Christoph Zimmermann, and showed his versatility in a number of positions.

Speaking to Norwich’s website, Godfrey said this:

I’m really happy because I’ve been working really hard.

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From when I signed I knew it was a great club. I couldn’t ask for anything more than the faith they’re showing in me.

Being involved quite a lot in pre-season has really made me feel part of the first team. I’m looking to get as many minutes as I can and make a difference to the team.

Godfrey is capable of playing centre-back, right-back and in holding midfielder. This makes him an excellent option for Daniel Farke this season.

The 19-year-old broke into the first-team set-up last season under Alex Neil and made six appearances during the campaign.

He made his debut at the start of last season against Coventry in the League Cup, scoring a screamer from 20-yards after coming off the bench in a 6-1 rout.

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