Noah Chilvers has signed a new Colchester United contract.
The young midfielder has committed to the U's until the summer of 2023, just reward for the bright start he has made to the 20/21 season.
He has been an ever present over the seven matches for Steve Ball's side, and scored his first ever league goal in the recent draw at Barrow.
Before the squad trained on Monday, we caught up with the nineteen year old to ask how he found out about the new deal on offer.
He said: "I had a meeting with Tony Humes and the Gaffer,(Steve Ball), and they told me the news which I was obviously buzzing about."
"That was early last week, and I signed it on Friday before the Oldham game."
Having made a name for himself by scoring the winning penalty at Crystal Palace last season, he then spent time on loan at Bath City in the second half of the campaign.
He was back with the squad during pre-season, and has impressed enough in the build-up matches to be included as a starter at Reading in the Carabao Cup opener and in all of the subsequent six competitive matches played by the U's this season.
And his performances during the early part of the season have resulted in him earning a second new contract in the space of eighteen months.
He isn't resting on his laurels though, saying: "It was always a goal of mine to break into the team this season, but now it's about maintaining my performances to stay in the team."