Joel Ward has signed a new contract to remain at Crystal Palace until 2021.
The full-back, 28, had been available on a free transfer following the expiration of his previous agreement but can instead be expected to add to the 206 appearances he has made since arriving from Portsmouth in 2012.
Ward spent much of the past season absent through injury yet he told Palace’s official website: “I’m delighted to be re-signing.
“I’ve been here for six years now and this will take me just shy of a testimonial so I’m looking forward to what the future has in store.
“There’s been some fantastic moments; it’s been a great ride, and long may that continue. I wanted to stay here and be a part of it as I feel at home here, and it’s important for us to keep moving forward.
“I want to continue to play for this club and set that bar as high as I can. As long as I put the boots on, I’ll never stop trying to better myself and raise that bar.”