Sam Hoskins has signed a new contract to stay with Northampton Town, and he says manager Keith Curle was a big factor in his decision to remain a Cobbler.
Hoskins top scored as the Cobblers won promotion from League 2 last season, and he credited the Cobblers boss with helping to develop his game.
"I am really pleased to be staying,” he said.
“Signing a new deal shows I have enjoyed my time here. I was keen to get something sorted and I am pleased that we have been able to do that.
"It is good to be back in League 1 and I hope the club can push on. I have been at the club for 5 years now, and I don’t think anyone would have envisaged this when I came on trial here but I really do feel at home here.
“There have been high points and low points, but the club is in a really good place, the Gaffer and the coaching staff are great to work with and that is a big reason why I wanted to stay. Hopefully we can push on and do well in League 1.
"It does feel like a shared journey that I have been on with the club and I never thought for one minute that I would become the longest serving player. I can only see this club going one way now and I am really looking forward to the next 2 years.
"I really felt like my game was developing under the manager. I think he has helped me as an all round player. It was good last season to add more goals and more assists and to be playing with more confidence.
“It was good that he has signed a new contract and when he did, it was a straightforward decision for me to make the decision to stay at the club too."