Leicester City defender Michael Morrison has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2012.
The 21-year-old has started just three Championship games this term but is held in high regard by manager Nigel Pearson.
Morrison became Pearson's first signing at the club when he arrived from Cambridge United in 2008.
Morrison attracted plenty of attention having progressed through the youth ranks at the Abbey Stadium and even had trials with Chelsea and Newcastle before he joined the Foxes.
The youngster became a regular last term, making a total of 38 starts in all competitions, but has only recently won his place back in the side.
Meanwhile teenager Tom Parkes has signed a professional contract with the club.
The England Under-17 player is a product of the Foxes' youth system and has been with the club since the age of 10.
City Academy manager Jon Rudkin said: "Tom is a good young prospect who is working very hard at his game.
"His long-term target is to go on and figure for the club at first-team level."