Scunthorpe United captain Cliff Byrne has expressed his delight after signing a new two-year contract with the Championship club.
The defender's current deal was due to expire later this summer, but he has now committed himself to the club until 2012.
Byrne has won promotion on three occasions with the Iron, making a total of 294 appearances and scoring seven goals since joining from Sunderland.
The 28-year-old revealed a deal has been in the pipeline for some time and he is now happy to have pledged his future to the club.
"I'm delighted to sign a new two-year deal with Scunthorpe United," Byrne told the club's official website.
"It's all been sorted, signed and sealed. I'm just very happy to commit my future to the club.
"We've spoken about the deal in bits and pieces over the course of the last six months, but I prefer to just put it to bed now the season is finished and everyone knows where we are.
"I've had a good conversation with the chairman and I'm happy we've sorted it."