Wes Hoolahan says he's "really excited" to be staying with Cambridge United as they prepare for life in League One.
The veteran former Republic of Ireland midfielder has today put pen to paper on a new contract with will see him head into his 21st season as a professional footballer.
38-year-old Hoolahan was named in the Sky Bet League Two Team of the Season after helping the U's to achieve promotion to the English third-flight for the 2022 campaign.
“I am really excited,” the Dubliner told Cambridge's official website. “I am buzzing to sign for another year here. I really enjoyed it last year to win promotion and I am looking forward to playing in League One again now with the Club.
“We have got a good squad and hopefully we can build on this winning mentality we have and go into next season on a high.”
🚨 NEW CONTRACT! 🚨 Wes Hoolahan has signed a new one-year contract with the U's. ✍️ 💛🖤 #CamUTD
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Mark Bonner feels Hoolahan's experience will help them in League One next term.
“Wes extending his contract with us is superb news for the team and the supporters who were unable to see him live last season.
“His contribution last season was exceptional. Firstly, as a player his goal involvements, chances created and creativity contributed greatly to our attacking prowess. Secondly, his mindset and winning mentality was something that helped drive the standards and expectations of the team. Thirdly, his humility and character made him an outstanding role model to all of us.
“His experience and temperament will rub off on everyone again as we approach tougher games and bigger atmospheres, as his presence continues to improve the players around him.”