LUKE Conlan has turned down approaches from a number of clubs to sign a new deal with Morecambe.
The left back became the latest player to commit his future to the club after signing a two year deal.
He said: “I am obviously delighted to get it sorted.
“I made no secret to the gaffer that I had offers from other clubs over the summer and after consideration, my relationship with the club and especially the manager along with my fellow teammates was more than enough to convince me to stay.
“I feel that the progression under the manager this past couple of years has been very positive and I want to be a part of the success here!
“I’m grateful for the number of games the gaffer has played me in over the past two seasons and I hope to continue my progress!
“It’s a great changing room to be involved in and the collectiveness of our group of lads is top drawer.
“I think we will look to carry our form from last season into this campaign and have a real positive season.’’
Shrimps’ boss Jim Bentley said Conlan was an “unsung hero’’ and was delighted to see him sign a new deal.
He said: “Luke has improved greatly over the last 12 months and played the most minutes of all the players at the club last season.
“He's getting better and better and hopefully that continues.
“I feel he’s a bit of an unsung hero but he’s certainly well respected within the squad and by all the staff.
“He’s a very good professional who gets on with his job in a very good manner and it’s great news that he is committing to Morecambe FC for a further two years.’’