Bristol City's club captain Louis Carey has signed a new one-year deal.
expected to leave the Robins this summer
, but on the last day of the season manager Derek McInnes told him he would be kept on for another year.
The Bristol-born defender has amassed 625 appearances during two spells at Ashton Gate, putting him second only to John Atyeo, who played 645 games.
The 35-year-old told the club's
: "I'm a Bristol boy and I love the club and the city."
He continued: "This deal has nothing to do with finances. I'm motivated by other things and I just want to carry on playing football for Bristol City."
Manager Derek McInnes hailed Carey's contribution to their successful relegation fight last season and said: "I'm delighted Louis has now signed his deal.
"He certainly played his part at the end of last season with a strong run in the team.
"He's also a great person to have in and around the dressing room with so much knowledge and experience."