Alan Sheehan has signed a new contract with Northampton Town.
The experienced defender, who joined the club in October on a short term contract, will stay at the PTS Academy Stadium until at least the end of the current season.
Sheehan, who previously captained Luton Town to back to back promotions to the Championship, has made nearly 450 career appearances, scoring 29 goals, and in recent weeks has been taking on a player/coach role at the PTS Academy Stadium at the invitation of manager Keith Curle, something that will continue.
"Alan has had a big impact at the club since his arrival," said the Cobblers boss.
"His experience, his knowledge and his leadership have all added to the squad, and we have invited him to join the coaching staff over the last few weeks.
"But, he also has a key role as a player. I don't think it is any co-incidence that some of our best results over the last couple of months have come with Alan in the side, and he has helped us to a number of clean sheets in that time. We have missed his presence on the field in the last few games, but we are delighted he will remain with us for the rest of the season."