Stevenage FC have agreed an extended contract with U21 Northern Ireland international Ben Kennedy until 2020.
The 20 year old winger is approaching 100 appearances since his introduction to the First Team as an 18 year old and has represented Northern Ireland at U17, U19 and U21 level.
Chairman Phil Wallace said "Ben is settled and really happy here, so we are delighted to extend his contract another year.
"He is the first in a crop of exceptional youngsters we have coming through the system. Our bench regularly contains a majority of U21 players gaining First Team matchday experience and we have high hopes for several of them."
Kennedy is expected to return to the squad shortly after a minor operation.