INJURED Newcastle Jets defender Scott Neville has signed a new two-year deal with the A-League club.
The 24-year-old is in his second year at the club after joining from Perth Glory and has made 27 appearances under coach Gary van Egmond.
"I'm really enjoying my time here in Newcastle," Neville said. "Everything from the city itself to the football, the fans and playing under Gary and the coaching staff here.
"I think we've got something special going on here with so many talented young players coming through at the same time and a few more experienced older players who are giving them good habits and teaching them well.
"It's a great place to be at the moment and I'm really looking forward to the next two seasons with the Jets."
With a long road of rehabilitation ahead of him to get back on the park, Neville said he will do all he can to repay the club's trust in him.
"I've been in talks with the Jets for a little while now and I'm very grateful the club has decided to show that kind of faith in me," the former Olyroo said.
"I'm already looking forward to pre-season next year so I can start playing games again, but in the meantime I'm just making sure I do all the right things with my rehab so I can get back to full fitness as soon as possible.
"It's a bit of a drainer that I can't play at the moment, but it's good to know that the same players will still be at the Club when I get back to fitness and that's a big bonus."
Jets CEO Robbie Middleby said of Neville's re-signing: "We believe Scott's best football is still ahead of him and we know he'll only come back stronger from this injury because of his work ethic and the character he has.
"Scott is the type of player and the type of individual everyone wants at their Club, so to have secured his services for another two seasons is fantastic for the Jets."
The Jets are currently fifth on the A-League ladder ahead of Friday night's tricky clash away to league leaders Brisbane Roar.