Reading defender Joseph Mills has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract extension to keep him at the Championship Club until 2014.
Mills, now 22-years-old, started his career as an Apprentice at Southampton and had loan spells at Scunthorpe and Doncaster before joining the Royals in August 2011.
The full-back has played 12 times for the Club this season, but injury has restricted his appearances recently.
“It’s nice to commit myself here,” Mills told the Club website. “It’s a great feeling to finally get it done, when I first joined I knew it was only until the end of the season so I had to work hard and make an impression as quickly as possible.”
“I said from the moment I arrived that the lads made me feel really welcome. I have now moved into the area and I’m very happy to be here,” he added.