Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann has signed a new one-year contract at the club.
The veteran American, 37, has impressed in his debut season at Molineux, making 27 appearances and helping Mick McCarthy's newly-promoted side to a respectable 15th placed finish in the Premier League.
And the former Reading man will remain in the west Midlands for at least another season, telling the club's official website of his delight at clinching a new deal.
"It's great that the contract is all sorted and kicks in automatically," he said.
"We were on a very quick learning curve this season, but now we've faced everyone we know exactly what it is we'll have to do. Our team has got stronger as the year went on.
"Obviously my role changed during the season and I got my chance at the team after we'd been put under some pressure.
"We had some rough games and I got my chance. Everything went well from there, we had some good wins and I stayed in the team.
"As a keeper, there's only ever one of us that can play.
"Not playing, as I didn't at the start, gave me the chance to work double hard which you sometimes can't do when you're in the team."
Hahnemann is expected to be part of the United States party for this summer's World Cup in South Africa, and has expressed his excitement at the prospect of facing England, whom his country meet on June 12th in Rustenberg.
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