Reading have announced that striker Yann Kermorgant has signed a new contract with the club until the summer of 2019.
The 35-year-old, who scored 19 goals last season as Reading reached the Championship play-off final, has performed a U-turn after originally announcing he would be retiring from football at the end of the current season.
Royals boss Jaap Stam told the official site: "Yann was a very important player for us last season, not only in the goals that he scored but also as a person with the right mentality and the right character.
"He has a massive influence within the squad in how he helped pushed other players to progress and lead by example with his work rate out on the pitch and in demonstrating exactly what it takes to get results together as a team.
Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said, "Yann is as hungry for success and as eager to achieve as ever and it is fantastic news that we have agreed this contract extension until 2019.
"I am confident he will continue to be a hugely positive influence for this football club and a lynchpin within our first team squad."