Norwich City's Alex Tettey signs new contract

Alexander Tettey
Norwich are unbeaten in every game Tettey has started this season

Norwich City midfielder Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.

The 28-year-old scored his second goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Brentford to help the Canaries go top of the Championship.

Tettey, a Norway international, has played 58 times since joining Norwich from French side Rennes two years ago.

"I'm delighted and happy that Norwich want to keep me here and that we've been able to agree a deal," he said.

"We've started the season well and the club's desire to get back into the Premier League is something that is attractive to me."

Tettey scored one of his side's goals at Griffin Park but admitted he came close to "hitting" a Brentford player.

The Bees were the better side in the first half, but Tettey believes they tried to unsettle his team-mates with some strong tackles.

Brentford boss Mark Warburton remonstrates with the official
Brentford boss Mark Warburton believed his side should have had a second-half penalty

"It was hard. I came very close to hitting [Alan] McCormack or someone," he told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"They were really up for it and had players trying to wind us up, but it was good we kept our cool.

"Someone made a tackle and they had to stitch my leg up in the first half. I had to keep my calm.

"I had Lewis Grabban grabbing me and telling me to carry on and deal with it after the game.

"I think that helped me. Because at that moment I was going nuts. But we won and we can go home with three points."