Stevenage have moved to quickly dispel fears of Carl Piergianni's departure - by signing the skipper to an extended contract.

The capture of Lewis Freestone from Cheltenham Town for "a six-figure fee" had sent worries through a number of fans, the new man also playing on the left-side of defence.

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However, within hours the League One club have announced the imposing captain has accepted improved terms to remain at the Lamex Stadium.

Piergianni has made over 100 appearances for the club since arriving in the summer of 2022, leading Boro to first promotion from League Two and then a ninth-place finish last time out.

Speaking on the club's social media, Piergianni said: "I am absolutely delighted to have signed a new contract with the club.

"I'm really looking forward to another big season in League One."