Ipswich defender Shane O`Connor has signed a new contract to keep him at Portman Road until the summer of 2012.
The 20-year-old joined the club last summer and ended the season as first-choice left-back under manager Roy Keane.
He said: "Obviously I`m delighted to have been given the opportunity to stay at the club.
"The deal was agreed a while back but it`s good to put my signature on the contract.
"I really enjoyed last year and was pleased with the progress I made. Now I`ve got to look to build on that this year."