Striker Joel Chianese has signed a new deal to stay with Sydney FC until the end of next season.
The 23-year-old has scored six goals in 16 games since making his debut in round 19 of the 2011-12 campaign.
He has had an injury-disrupted season this time around, but has been able to break back into the team in recent weeks.
Chianese, who played his early football with Blacktown City Demons, is delighted to earn the extended deal.
He said: "I'm happy here and feel settled and when they showed some interest and faith in me it was a pretty easy decision to stay.
"There is a really good feeling at the club at the moment and I'm looking forward to being a part of that for the rest of the year and next season."
Coach Frank Farina paid tribute to the way Chianese has battled back from injuries.
"He's quick and makes very intelligent forward runs so it's good to have him on board for next season," said Farina.
The Sky Blues have been busy trying to resolve contract decisions in recent weeks, and are making ongoing efforts to persuade Italian star Alessandro Del Piero to stay for a second season.
Sydney, who confirmed Farina in his post last week, have rallied after a poor start to the current campaign.
They sit fifth on the A-League table, handily placed to secure a top-six berth and qualify for the Finals Series.
Sydney have a four-point gap over Brisbane Roar, who are seventh, following Friday's 2-1 home win over Adelaide United at Allianz Stadium.
Sydney FC are 3.00 to beat Melbourne Heart, who are 2.25.
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