The Western Sydney Wanderers have extended the contract of striker Mark Bridge until the end of the 2016-17 A-League season.
Bridge scored 11 goals in the Wanderers' inaugural campaign after signing a two-year deal before the 2012-13 season and the Australian striker has been rewarded for his breakout A-League season, signing a three-year contract extension with the competition's newest club.
The 27-year-old forward says it was an easy decision to remain at the fledgling club.
"Moving home to western Sydney and playing for the Wanderers was one of the best decisions of my life," Bridge said on Sunday.
"This is a special club. From the coaching staff and the environment we work and train in to our incredible fans, being a Wanderer has made me a better player and a happier person."
Bridge has always been regarded as a talented striker during stints with Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC but took his form to another level in his first season under Tony Popovic.
And the Wanderers boss was excited to tie Bridge to the club for a further three years and argued the lethal left-footer will continue to improve next season.
"Mark has improved immeasurably in his first year at the club," Popovic said.
"He is already showing in pre-season training his appetite to continue developing and improving as a player.
"He's a player we want to keep at the club for a long time."