Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele has signed a long-term contract extension with the club.
The 20-year-old has been rewarded with a new deal until the summer of 2015 after breaking into the first team this season.
The England Under-21 international kept a clean sheet on his league debut in the 0-0 draw at Leicester in August and has remained first choice ahead of the vastly-experienced Danny Coyne.
Although Boro have been struggling towards the bottom of the Championship, Steele has done enough to earn 22 consecutive appearances.
"I inherited Jason as No.1 goalkeeper and he has never given me any reason to reconsider that position," manager Tony Mowbray told the club's official website.
Great work ethic
"He makes impressive saves, he has a great work ethic to his training and he has a wonderful temperament. I hope he can be a success as Boro's goalkeeper for some years to come."
Steele signed a three-year deal with Boro in May 2009 and played 13 games on loan at Northampton at the end of last season.
He added: "I'm delighted to have signed so I can now concentrate on helping us get out of the situation we find ourselves in and then push on for bigger and better things.
"I told the manager that this is where I want to be and where I want to play football. That was all he wanted to hear and it was all sorted very quickly."