Hastings United manager Chris Agutter has underlined the importance of holding on to Gary Elphick.
The experienced defender has committed to the club for next season.
Speaking to the club’s website, Agutter explained: “Gaz is in the same bracket as Sammy Adams. All the time he is fit and wants to play, he will always be in the team; they are the type of characters who pick themselves.
“Gaz is the most important signing that I’ve made at the club, and to have him by my side for next season is massive for me personally, and the team as a whole; an indispensable player. Lastly and most importantly, during our time together, he has become a close friend for life, and this is what it’s all about.”