Alan McCormack has triggered a new one-year deal to remain at Brentford for the 2016/17 season.
The Irishman made his 25th league appearance against Cardiff to ensure that he will be at the club for another year.
The 32-year-old, when fit, has been a regular in Dean Smith's side and has added steel to the squad's showing.
And McCormack has always insisted that he wanted to remain at Griffin Park.
He said: “It was in the back of my mind. It's done now. I've never stopped enjoying football.
“If I didn't make it, I'd have gone off and played football elsewhere but I'm glad it's all been done now.”
McCormack is seen as one of the leaders at the club and he puts it down to his experience.
He added: “It's natural when a player gets older and it's something I've always had in me. Jake Bidwell is 22 and Harlee is 24 and they're nearing 200 games.
“I've calmed down a little bit in terms of the shouting. I try and help people but if things get sloppy, they'll hear my voice in a different manner.”