Southend United are delighted to announce right back Jason Demetriou has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract extension with the option of another year.
The Cyprus international – who has scored four goals so far this season – has committed his long term future to Blues which will see him stay at the club until at least 2021.
And Demetriou said the ambition of the club is what made it easy to sign his new contract.
“These things sometimes take a long time, I know it started a few months ago, but I’m buzzing to finally get it done and to sign a three-and-a-half-year deal is massive with everything going on with the stadium.
“I remember when I spoke to the chairman, he said this is what you want to be a part of, and I said ‘yeah I’d love to be’ and I’m glad that’s come true now.
“I said to Chairman that when I first came to the club that I didn’t realise the size of it and the potential that it has and this club does have a lot of potential. I’m looking forward to the future and hopefully I’ll play a massive part in it.
Demetriou added: “The gaffer, the Chairman and everyone else that was involved really played a massive part in this deal. Ron [Martin] offered me the three-and-a-half-year deal and it was an offer that I just couldn’t turn down.
“Ron is very passionate about getting the club into the Championship and he is putting a lot into getting Southend up there. Hopefully all the other players can follow in Ron’s footsteps and push for promotion, as we all want to be up there.
“It’s where the club wants to be and it’s where I want to be and that’s with Southend.”