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The former Shelbourne midfielder is delighted to have penned a new deal with the Canaries and manager Chris Hughton believes it is a deal well earned

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan has agreed to extend his stay at Carrow Road after signing a new contract.

The 30-year-old Republic of Ireland international, who joined Norwich in 2008, has been a regular fixture in the Canaries' midfield over the past few seasons and has admitted his happiness at securing a new deal, which will expire in June 2015.

"I am over the moon," Hoolahan told canaries.co.uk. "I always wanted to sign a new deal and the club have given me the opportunity to sign a long-term deal here. I couldn't be happier."

"I am here until 2015, I have been here for four years and that would take me to seven. I have really enjoyed my time here, my family love it here and it is great to pencil it down and I am just looking forward to the rest of the season now."

Norwich boss Chris Hughton said that Hoolahan had earned his contract and stated that the former Shelbourne midfielder 'deserved' the new deal.

He said: "Wes thoroughly deserves his contract. Contracts should be earned, and he has earned his, not only for what he has done this season, but also previous seasons.

"We’re really delighted for him and he deserves it," added Hughton.

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