Crewe Alexandra midfielder Tony Grant has agreed a new one-year deal at Gresty Road.
The 31-year-old becomes the first of the club's out-of-contract stars to extend his stay with The Railwaymen.
The former Everton player joined Dario Gradi's men on a six-month deal in January and made 10 appearances last term.
Grant had already verbally agreed to a new contract but has now put pen-to-paper on the deal and is set for an important role in the side next season.
With Kenny Lunt departing for Sheffield Wednesday, Grant will become the experienced member in the centre of Alex's midfield.