Sunderland defender Nyron Nosworthy has put pen to paper on a new contract to keep him at the Stadium of Light until the summer of 2012.
The 29-year-old has been with the Black Cats for just over four years, making 116 appearances in all competitions since his arrival from Gillingham in the summer of 2005.
Boss Steve Bruce told the club's official website:"Nyron knows this club inside out and is a hugely popular member of the squad.
"He has impressed me since I came here in the summer.
"He has a great work ethic and typifies the physically strong presence that good teams need in the Premier League, so I'm delighted he has committed his future to Sunderland."