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Doherty contract talks stalling

Canaries' defender Gary Doherty in action
Doherty still sees his future at Carrow Road (Getty Images)

Norwich City defender Gary Doherty has revealed that he rejected an initial contract offer from boss Glenn Roeder.

The 28-year-old centre-half is out of contract in June, and told that an initial offer of a new deal had been returned to the manager.

"We're still in negotiations. In fact I haven't really spoken to Glenn for a couple of days," he said.

"They have made me an offer and I have gone back with another, so it's just a case of trying to negotiate."

I'm not actively looking to move so we'll just have to wait and see what happens.

Gary Doherty
Nine out-of-contract players, including fans' favourite Darren Huckerby, were released by Norwich recently, and Doherty is another with an uncertain future, but he hopes to stay.

"I'm not actively looking to move so we'll just have to wait and see what happens."

Doherty and club captain Mark Fotheringham are both currently negotiating new deals, but winger Robert Eagle agreed terms on a new one year contract at Carrow Road on Wednesday.

City manager Roeder told the club's official website that Eagle was being rewarded for taking the right approach to training, despite being out of the first-team picture.

"He has earned the year with his attitude and his motivation to train and get another contract here.

"Left-footed players are quite rare and he's got a very nice left foot, quite cultured," he added.

"Technically he's gifted and I think with a full year's working with him and working in the gym with a specific strengthening programme, we can make Robert stronger and that will help him."

see also
City fans get Huckerby farewell
13 May 08 |  Norwich City
Roeder explains Huckerby release
09 May 08 |  Norwich City
Tearful Dublin in Carrow farewell
28 Apr 08 |  Norwich City

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