Crewe youngster Matt Tootle has signed a new and improved three-year contract at the club.
The defender's one-year extension will keep him with the League Two side until the summer of 2013.
Tootle made 28 appearances for the Railwaymen in the 2009/10 campaign and scored one goal.
The 19-year-old came through Crewe's youth ranks before signing his first professional contract in July 2009.
Crewe begin their 2010/11 League Two campaign at home to Hereford on 7th August.