Everton captain Phil Neville has signed a contract extension to stay at Goodison Park until 2013.

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Neville added an extra year to his current deal just hours before Everton's defeat to QPR in their first game of the Premier League season on Saturday.

The 34-year-old has made 228 appearances for the club - including 35 last term - after making the switch from Manchester United in 2005.

He told the club's website: "I feel really proud and this club has never let me down.

"It's shown faith in me again and for the next two years I'm going to give my all for this football club. That's what I've done for the last six years and that's what I'll continue to do.

"I want to play beyond that," Neville said of the length of his new deal.

"But for the next two years I'm going to give my all. I love playing for Everton. I love the spirit in the club, I love the togetherness, and that's going to continue."