Smith in - winger next for Hughton
Chris Hughton tied down Korey Smith to a new one-year contract at Norwich and is now set to open talks with Wes Hoolahan.
The new Canaries boss has wasted little time since taking over from Paul Lambert earlier this month having already tied down goalkeeper John Ruddy and defender Russell Martin to new long-term deals at Carrow Road. And Hughton followed that up on Thursday evening when he moved to keep promising midfielder, Smith, on board with a new 12-month deal. The youngster made his debut during the Championship relegation season in 2009 and he went on to make over 40 appearances in the League One promotion campaign. However, Smith was farmed out on loan to Championship side Barnsley for part of last season so he is now aiming to force his way into Hughton's plans next term. Smith told the club's official website: "It feels good to sign. The last three years have been great for the club and I'm looking forward to getting involved with the squad. "Chris Hughton coming in means it's a fresh start for everyone, and for someone like me who went out on loan, it's a good chance to impress in pre-season, so I'm looking forward to getting out onto the pitch. "I went to Barnsley on loan last season and really enjoyed it. It was a good experience to work under a different manager, with different players, and in a different environment." Hughton will now look to ensure 30-year-old Republic of Ireland winger, Hoolahan, will pledge his long-term future to the Canaries after an impressive top-flight season.