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Norwich hand Kelly new contract

Danny Kelly
Danny Kelly is due to take part in the European U19 Championships in June

Norwich City will hand their star academy player Danny Kelly his first professional contract from 1 July.

The Republic of Ireland Under-19s captain, who can play either centre-back or centre-forward, has scored seven goals in 27 academy games.

Canaries boss Bryan Gunn told the club website: "He likens to a young Chris Sutton, which won't do him any harm."

The adaptable youngster first joined the Canaries at under-16 level when spotted in a trial game for Histon.

Kelly has been called up by Ireland for a training camp prior to the qualifying of the elite phase of the European U19 Championships, which start in June.

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