Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Kevin Doyle has signed a new deal at Molineux, keeping him at the club until 2015.
The Republic of Ireland international had two years left to run on his current deal, but his impressive form last season, which saw him score nine goals for Mick McCarthy's side, has earned him an improved contract.
Doyle had been linked with a move to Arsenal, but is now looking forward to the next four years in the Midlands.
"I'm delighted to have signed the new contract," he said.
"It's something we've talked about for a while and to be honest it's been agreed for a while between myself and the manager and it was just a case of everything getting it all sorted.
"I don't really think there was anything in the speculation this summer.
"I'd actually spoken to the gaffer on the very first day of pre-season when we talked about this contract and I was keen to get it done.
"I am very happy here and am just looking forward to carrying on with the season."
Having netted just once this season for Wolves, supporters will be hoping Doyle's new deal can be just the tonic to see a return to form for the forward.
"The main thing we want to do is get back to good form against Newcastle on Saturday," he added.
"A lot of people, including myself, have not been happy about our last two performances and want to improve against Newcastle.
"We had a great start to the season with the first three games, but haven't picked up any points since.
"Now it's just about going out and getting a result against Newcastle and starting off my new contract with a bang!"
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