Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak has agreed a two-year extension to his contract.
Kuszczak initially moved to Old Trafford on loan from West Brom in 2006 before making the switch permanent last summer.
He proved a reliable deputy for Edwin van der Sar and impressed sufficiently to earn a new deal that ties him to the club until 2012.
The 26-year-old Poland international has made no secret of his desire to become Sir Alex Ferguson's first-choice keeper, although he has had to settle for a place on the substitute's bench so far this season.
He is delighted to have been handed an extension but has vowed to continue to progress over the coming years.
"For the club to offer me an extension when I still have two years left shows the trust and support that I have from the club and Sir Alex Ferguson," said Kuszczak.
"I am so happy as I have had a great time so far but there is still so much to prove and I want to continue working hard to ensure my position within this great team."
Ferguson added that he was thrilled to have secured the future of a player he rates highly.
The United boss said: "We always like to sit down with all our young players as we want to look ahead and protect our future.
"Top goalkeepers are hard to find and I believe we have three of the best here and by securing Tomasz's future we can consolidate ours."