Preston North End centre half Paul Huntington has agreed a new three-year deal with the club.
The No.23, who is already approaching 250 appearances for the Lilywhites, has put pen to paper on a contract until at least the summer of 2021.
‘Hunts’ is the longest-serving current player, having joined in the summer of 2012 and has been a mainstay of the team from promotion through the Play-Offs – having scored the second goal in the win at Wembley – right through to the current time, making 46 appearances in Alex Neil’s first year at the club.
The 30-year-old defender joined PNE on a free transfer from Yeovil Town and is the leading appearance maker for the club in the current squad.
Speaking after signing the paperwork Paul said: “I am delighted it has been done and now I can concentrate on the football. I have really enjoyed my first six years at this fantastic football club and I am looking to continue that – hopefully we can have another good season.
“You don’t tend to see players stay at clubs for a long time nowadays, but from the first year that I signed, I felt really comfortable here and I enjoy working with my team-mates and with the manager and staff.
"I feel they get not only the best out of me, but out of us as a group and moving forward that is important.
“I am grateful to the manager and the club for allowing me to sign a new contract and I will be looking to repay them, as I do each and every season.”