Sheffield Wednesday defender Tommy Spurr has committed his future to the club until 2013.
The highly-rated 21-year-old came through the youth ranks at Hillsborough before breaking into the senior side at the end of the 2005/6 campaign.
He has remained a key player over the past few seasons and manager Brian Laws has been trying to tie him to a new deal for some time.
"I am really pleased that Tommy has signed a new contract with us because he is one of our best players and is already respected around the league as a top young defender," said Laws.
"Tommy is a great player to work with because of his enthusiasm and will to win as well as possessing genuine talent.
"While he has already played a lot of games for a young player, he has plenty of development ahead of him and it is quite exciting to think what kind of player Tommy can become in the coming years."
Spurr also expressed his delight at penning a new four-year contract and set his sights on a successful season with the Owls.
"I have been a Sheffield Wednesday player for as long as I can remember and I am delighted to sign a new contract with the club," said the left-back.
"The squad is probably as strong as it has ever been during my time in the first team and there is a real feeling that we can achieve things as a squad now so there was never any doubt in my mind that I wanted to sign a new contract here.
"We have looked solid as a defence and I think we are still growing as a unit defensively.
"I am really just looking forward to getting back out there and playing for Sheffield Wednesday and hopefully secure the wins that will keep us at the top end of the table."