Brisbane Roar captain Matt McKay has decided to go around again, joining defender Jack Hingert in signing a one-year A-League contract extension.
As coach John Aloisi starts to shed his off-contract ageing squad for the inevitable off-season rebuild, the club's only remaining foundation player has confirmed he'll be there to see it through.
There'd been speculation McKay, 35, would retire after 277 appearances across all competitions.
But the former Socceroo, who was part of two of the Roar's three title-winning teams, hinted last week he wanted "to achieve again next season".
Hingert, who was a member of the 2012 and 2014 championship-winning squads, has been at the Roar for seven years.
Aloisi described McKay as the club's "heart and soul" and Hingert as "a loyal servant" in announcing their retention amid further lay-offs in the wake of last Friday's elimination final loss to Melbourne City.
The Roar announced the exit of Jade North on Thursday, the 36-year-old veteran joining the released Massimo Maccarone (38) and retired Fahid Ben Khalfallah (35).
The club also confirmed on Friday left-back Corey Brown is leaving, with reports he will soon be announced as a Melbourne Victory player.