Chesterfield-born Connor Dimaio has signed an extended contract with the Spireites, keeping the midfielder with the club until 2018.
The 20-year-old joined the club in January from Sheffield United and has shown his qualities in seven outings for the club - memorably scoring on his home debut against Crewe Alexandra.
Originally signing on at the Proact until the end of the season, Dimaio has already impressed sufficiently to be offered a longer deal at the club.
Dimaio’s form has also drawn attention internationally, with the player receiving his first ever selection by the Republic of Ireland under 21s last week and playing the full 90 minutes for his side away in Slovenia on Easter Monday.
After signing his new deal, Dimaio said: “It’s the best thing I could have dreamed of. I’m really happy to have signed and I’m so happy it’s worked out.
“I have a lot to thank the gaffer for as well as Chris Morgan and Ritchie Humphreys; they’ve helped me out and given me the opportunity to come here and play games. I’ve given what I can and I think I’ve done well.
“Now I’m really excited. Hopefully we can stay in League One this season, regroup and then push on next season with the plan to have a chance at getting to the Championship.”