'Wellington is like a second home' - Phoenix star Roy Krishna signs contract extension

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Wellington Phoenix talisman Roy Krishna has put speculation over his future to bed by signing a one-year contract extension.

Phoenix's Roy Krishna reacts to a refereeing decision during the Round 9 Hyundai A-League football match between the Wellington Phoenix & Melbourne Victory at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. 3rd December 2017. © Copyright Photo: Grant Down / www.photosport.nz

Phoenix' Roy Rishna (file picture).

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Krishna, the Fijian captain and the Nix's brightest attacking talent, was off-contract at the end of the season and reportedly subject to several offers.

But the 30-year-old has decided to stay put in the Kiwi capital for at least another 12 months, as he strives to become the club's all-time top marksman.

He said he was glad to re-sign.

"Wellington is like a second home to me - we needed to make a decision and now I can just get back to doing what I love and what I do best," Krishna said.

Krishna recently missed three Nix games due to muscle soreness, leading some to question his desire to remain with the A-League cellar dwellers.

Nix general manager David Dome was pleased to see him stay.

"In a difficult season on the pitch, Roy has been one of the standout performers for the club, and it's a tremendous sign of his loyalty," Dome said.

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