Curtis Weston has signed a new one-year deal to remain at Barnet for the 2014/15 season.

The 27-year-old midfielder's contract had been due to expire at the end of June but Weston has agreed a deal which will see him remain at The Hive until June 2015.

Speaking to the club's website, head coach Martin Allen said: “Curtis is a key player and a good player. Now I need to find a man to play next to him and soon that will happen.

“It is good news about Curtis, he is a good professional and a proper good bloke," added Allen.

Weston joined the Bees on a free transfer in the summer of 2012, having been released by Allen's former club Gillingham.

The former Millwall and Leeds United enforcer made 31 appearances for the Bees in his first season at the club and went on to make a further 40 last term, establishing himself as a key man in the Bees' midfield.

Born in Greenwich, Weston became the youngest player to ever appear in an FA Cup final in 2004 when he replaced Millwall player-manager Dennis Wise in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester United, aged 17.

Bees boss Allen revealed the club were close to adding a second forward to the squad: “We are also close to signing another centre-forward to partner John Akinde," he said.

“Things are coming together nicely."