Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker has been rewarded with a new three-year deal which will keep him at the club until 2014.
The 20-year-old, who spent a spell on loan with Lincoln in 2009/10, made his first-team debut last season in the 2-1 away win over Wigan in the Premier League.
He was then sent off in the FA Cup tie with Blackburn and had to be substituted suffering from concussion in the league game between the two sides.
Baker told the club's official website: "I am over the moon. I only had a year left so to extend my association with Villa is fantastic. I am really happy.
"I managed to get first-team experience under my belt in the season just gone and I plan on working hard in pre-season when it comes around and improving next term.
"This is the club for me."