Crewe Alexandra starlet Michael O'Connor has penned a new contract.
The Northern Ireland Under-21 international has made a big impact at Gresty Road this term
From being on the fringes of the first team picture, he has now battled his way into Dario Gradi's starting line-up.
The central midfielder has now put pen-to-paper on a two-and-a-half year deal which commits his future to the club until 2009.
O'Connor is the second youngster to sign on the dotted line for Crewe this week following in the footsteps of Luke Varney.