Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi has ended speculation over his future by signing a new deal at St James' Park.
Ameobi, whose existing contract was due to expire in the summer, has inked a three-year extension to keep him on Tyneside until 2012.
The 27-year-old looked to be on his way out of the club last season after spending a spell on loan at Stoke.
However, Ameobi has regained his place in the side under Joe Kinnear, scoring three goals in 14 appearances this term.
Ameobi, who has come through the ranks at Newcastle, was more than happy to pledge his long-term future to the club
"I'm delighted to sign a new deal and commit my future to Newcastle United," Ameobi told the club's official website.