Sheffield United have extended the loan deal for Dean Hammond from Leicester City until the end of the season.
The 32-year-old midfielder has made 16 appearances for Nigel Adkins' side since joining from the Foxes in October.
Blades boss Adkins was delighted to get the deal completed.
T "I have said it many times, Dean is a honest, hard-working professional of the highest level and he is a big part of our squad and team," he told the club's official website.
"His presence around the place is bringing other players on, he is a role model for them to look up to.
"He is vastly experienced but, importantly, has that hunger and excitement for more and he knows, like the rest of us, the potential and ambition this Club has.
"He might not do the things that get the supporters off their seats, but he does all the nasty things, the little bits of work that needs to be done but doesn't get noticed.
"Dean is a grafter, a genuine hard-worker and we are delighted that we have been able to secure his services until the end of the campaign.
"Having him will only help us try and get where we want to be."