Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was delighted to see midfielder Willo Flood commit his future to the club.
The Irishman signed a one year contract extension yesterday which will keep him at Pittodrie until 2017.
McInnes reckons Flood has been a driving force in the club’s recent success since joining the club last summer.
The Dons manager said: “It’s not something we had to do but it was something I was keen to do and when I mentioned it to Willo he was just as keen.
“When we signed him last season we felt that that we didn’t just sign a good player; it was the overall package, the personality, the drive, the will to win.
“He’s a good competitor and day-in, day-out we have that influence and I think he has that influence on the team on and off the pitch.
“He is still in his late twenties so he has plenty of years ahead of him and we want him to continue what he’s doing for us and help keep driving this team on.”
The Dons return to Scottish Premiership action tomorrow when they travel to Perth to face St Johnstone.
Captain Russell Anderson and defender Clark Robertson will return after missing the 2-0 win at Kilmarnock but winger Jeffrey Monakana will miss out with a back injury.