Accrington midfielder Will Hatfield has signed a new contract at the Crown Ground until the summer of 2013.
The 20-year-old has committed his immediate future to the club by putting pen to paper on a new 12-month deal.
"It was an easy decision to make," Hatfield said. "It's taken a while, but that's football and I was really happy to sign.
"This is a one-off club for me. I've really enjoyed my time so far, the lads are great and the team spirit is different class. It's like no other club and I've really enjoyed it."
Hatfield joined the Reds on an initial loan spell from Leeds last season before joining permanently following his release from Elland Road in February.
"I want to be in the starting XI week in, week out now," he added. "I don't want to be on the bench, but I have to earn my place first and that's what I'll be trying to do in pre-season."