Full back Tom Newey has signed a new three-year deal to stay at Grimsby Town.
The 23-year-old moved to Blundell Park from Cambridge United last summer and was a model of consistency in Town's push for promotion last term.
Though The Mariners narrowly missed out on League One football for the coming campaign, Newey has been rewarded with a lengthy deal in recognition of his talent and commitment to the cause.
"I'm delighted with a new deal. It is something I've been trying to get sorted out over the summer and the club has given me a contract to tie me up for the next three years," Newey revealed.
"Now I can look forward to starting the season with that all out of the way. It is always nice to have one in place and with it being for three years, it gives me a bit of security.
"At this level you don't get that much because short contracts are the norm so it is nice to have that off my mind now and concentrate on the football."
The news will come as a boost to the Grimsby faithful, and they will be anxious to put last season's disappointments behind them, and get off to a good start when League Two gets back underway against Boston United on Saturday.