Leicester have extended midfielder Matt Oakley's contract until June 2012.

The 33-year-old has been club captain for the last three seasons and will remain a part of manager Sven-Goran Eriksson's plans for next term.

Eriksson told the club's official website: "I am very happy we have agreed an extension with Matt."

He added: "He is not only a good football player but he is an excellent professional.


"It is important for us to have people like Matt around the club, especially as we often have a young team out on the pitch.

"He has a positive influence on his colleagues and his experience in the game will be invaluable for us."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms