Guy Demel has signed a new contract with West Ham United which ties him to the club until 2015.
Demel has been a regular in the West Ham defence which has conceded 28 goals in 22 games since returning to the English Premier League, making 17 appearances in all competitions.
And the Ivorian revealed he is happy to cap regular first-team football with a new deal as he looks to put the injury problems of last season behind him.
“It’s really good for me and I’m really happy to have a new deal with West Ham,” he told the club’s official website.
“I’ve had a good year this season, and even last year was good, despite the fact that I was injured for so long and struggled a bit.
“I’m happy to be at West Ham and in the team. The lads are really good with me as are the people working for the club. I hope I will stay that long to play in the new stadium as well.
“Last year was kind of difficult because when I signed, I had pre-season, and then unfortunately I got injured really quickly and it was hard to come back afterwards.
“But right now I feel good. I had a pre-season, we worked hard and I have to thank the medical staff for the job they have done with me.
“I feel good and I’m quite happy with what I’m doing right now, but I know that I can do even more.”