USA defender Jonathan Spector has signed a new three-year contract with West Ham United. The Illinois-born player, who has been ruled out since April with a hip injury, has signed an extension to his current deal and will now remain at Upton Park until June 2011.

Initially brought to England by Manchester United, Spector spent a season on loan at Charlton Athletic before joining the Hammers in the summer of 2006.

Since then, he has made 55 appearances for the Irons, 22 of which have come as a substitute.