St Mirren midfielder Hugh Murray has signed a new deal at the club.
The long-serving player, who has been at St Mirren since he was 16, has agreed a two-year extension to his contract to keep him in Paisley until 2011.
Buddies boss Gus MacPherson was delighted to keep Murray at the club, claiming the 30-year-old snubbed other offers to stay at St Mirren.
"Hugh has agreed a two-year extension to his current contract. We've been speaking to him for a few weeks now," said MacPherson.
"It's important to let players know they are valued and part of the plans.
"Other clubs were interested in Hugh but he came back and told us he was happy with the offer and wanted to stay, which we're delighted about.
"Hugh has done really well this season and in the last three months he has been very consistent. He is comfortable in these surroundings but he is also very determined.
"He gives us a great balance in the midfield and allows Andy Dorman to get forward.
"I'm sure Andy would thank Hugh for the role he plays in the side.
"There was a period where he wasn't in the team at the start of the season but he is a great example to any player because he worked hard to get back in and took his chance when it came along.
"He is vital to our squad as, along with John Potter, he is the life and soul of the dressing room and that's very important."