Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton has given the club a huge boost before the start of the new season by signing a new contract at the Liberty Stadium.
Leon Britton has a year left on his current Swansea deal
Britton had one year left on his current contract but has put pen to paper on a new deal that will see him stay with the Swans until June 2010.
"I'm delighted the club have offered me a new contract," Britton, who turns 25 in September, told BBC Wales Sport.
"I'm really happy and settled here and there was never a doubt on me signing."
He added: "For them to offer me a three-year deal shows they've got faith in me."
Britton joined the Welsh side on a free from West Ham in June 2003, having impressed on loan the previous season.
He has since become an integral part of the team, his accurate passing and technique fitting in well with the type of play manager Roberto Martinez is trying to develop at the club.
"I was happy with the way things went last year, I feel I'm getting better every year as a player," Britton added.
"Obviously as a team it was a bit disappointing, but I'm happy with the way I performed and hopefully I can carry that on next season and the next two after that.
"I still believe we can get into the Championship - I wouldn't sign a contract if I didn't the club is capable of getting there.
"This will be the first full season under the new gaffer and [assistant] Graeme Jones so there are exciting times ahead."