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Liverpool defender set to join Norwich on loan

Newly-promoted Norwich have agreed a loan deal for Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom.

The 22-year-old, who signed a new five-year contract with the Reds in May, is likely to complete the move in the next couple of days.

Andre Wisdom is used to going out on loan. Credit: PA

The Canaries will pay a loan fee of £1.25million for the England Under-21 defender, who can operate as a full-back or in the centre.

Wisdom spent last season on loan at West Brom, having previously impressed in the Sky Bet Championship for Derby in a temporary spell the previous campaign.

Norwich manager Neil extends contract

Alex Neil has penned a new deal. Credit: PA

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has signed a new and improved deal at the newly promoted club.

Neil, who replaced Neil Adams as manager last year, led the Norfolk club to the Premier League thanks to a play-off final win over Middlesbrough.

I'm delighted to sign a new contract with Norwich City.

Both parties were taking a chance when I was appointed but it's worked out very well for all involved, and I'm happy this has been sorted before the season gets underway.

I've really enjoyed my five months at the Club, hopefully it is just the beginning as we now look forward to playing in the Barclays Premier League.

– Alex Neil

Norwich captain Martin reflects on 'proudest moment'

Norwich captain Russell Martin said winning promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs was the "proudest moment" of his career after his side defeated Middlesbrough at Wembley on Monday.

Martin celebrates at Wembley after winning promotion. Credit: PA

Goals from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond put the Canaries 2-0 up inside 15 minutes as Norwich returned to the top flight a year after relegation.

Martin told Norwich TV:

It feels amazing to have it (the trophy). The way we've done it is the ultimate and this tops everything for me at this football club since I've been here.

To lead a team out at Wembley and then to lead them up the steps to pick up the trophy, it's the proudest moment of my career and I don't think that will be topped.

It's special to go up the steps at Wembley, it's the stuff you dream of and fortunately I've been able to do that as captain.

You dream about stuff like that as a kid and just talking about it makes you feel a bit emotional seeing the yellow and green out there as you go up the steps - but to lift the trophy at Wembley, that was a cup final out there.

– Norwich captain Russell Martin


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