Chris Cohen has pledged his long-term future to Nottingham Forest by signing a new contract.
The 22-year-old midfielder has penned a four-year deal and will now remain at the City Ground until 2013.
The former Yeovil man still had two years left to run on his current contract but has been rewarded for the impressive progress he has made since arriving on Trentside in 2007.
He was named as Forest's Player of the Year for the 2008/09 campaign and Reds boss Billy Davies is delighted to have retained the services of such a promising talent.
"It's very important for the club to continue building and making progress," he told the club's official website.
"The fact that Chris Cohen wants to stay at the club speaks volumes and we're absolutely delighted that our Player of the Year is going to be on board for the foreseeable future.
"All the players know where we're looking to go and it's a great indication when players want to sign new contracts."