Sebastien Bassong signs new Norwich City contract

Norwich Manager Chris Hughton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Norwich City at Etihad Stadium on November 2, 2013
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Norwich City announce that defender Sebastien Bassong has signed a new contract.

Norwich City have announced that captain Sebastien Bassong has put pen to paper on a new contract at Carrow Road.

The 27-year-old has been tied down to the club under the leadership of manager Chris Hughton until the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

"I'm really pleased it is something I have been looking forward to doing, as being team captain I think it is something really important to commit myself even more to the club," Bassong told the club's official website.

"I had a little bad time with my fitness, as people know I missed pre-season and I had a knee injury and an operation, so I needed time to get back to my best and while I wasn't playing I was working hard on my fitness, so now I feel better and am back on track."

Bassong has made 47 appearances and netted three goals for the Canaries since joining the club last year from Tottenham Hotspur.

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton in the dugout during the match against Aston Villa on May 4, 2013
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