Having been handed a new one-year deal by Norwich City despite not playing for them in the Premier League since October, Scotland full-back Steven Whittaker has been talking about earning his extended stay at Carrow Road.
He told the club’s official website: “It’s in my nature to get on with it in the background and if the opportunity came around I would have been as ready as possible.
“I never gave up, I kept doing my stuff and I’ve been rewarded with another year’s contract, maybe from just persevering when things weren’t quite going my way.
“The manager said to me that my best attributes can come forward when we’re the dominant side, and we’re going to be that in the Championship.
“We’re going to attack and hopefully I can contribute to that again, do my stuff on the pitch and help Norwich win football matches. He’s seen the job I did for him in the Championship and he knows that I’m capable of doing that again.”