Rochdale keeper Matthew Edwards has signed a six-month extension to his contract at Spotland.
The former Leeds United junior is eager to repay the faith shown by the club and manager Keith Hill.
Edwards slipped down the club's pecking order last season following the loan arrivals of Frank Fielding and Tom Heaton with first-choice Kenny Arthur out injured.
The 19-year-old is now looking forward to life in League One and is looking to prove his worth.
"I'm very pleased to have been offered a new contract and it's just nice to get another chance," he told the club's official website.
"I would have had the opportunity last season to play too after Kenny picked up his injury and to miss out only added to the frustration.
"Tom and Frankie came in and they were superb for us and even though I was fit I knew I wasn't about to get a game with Kenny also recovered.
"I suppose from that point on it was about keeping focussed, training hard and see what comes along - there's not much more you can do, but it's behind me now and I'll look forward to the coming season.
"I have six months to prove my worth and I will be aiming to extend my stay at Spotland. I'm looking to get my hands on the number one spot or otherwise there would be no point being here and I cannot wait."