Hannover defender Emanuel Pogatetz has year contract with the club, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

The Austria international's contract was due to expire at the end of the season, but he has now joined Christian Pander, Jan Schlaudraff and Manuel Schmiedebach in committing his future to the club.

Pogatetz moved to Germany from Middlesbrough in 2010 and has made 47 appearances for Hannover, which sits in seventh place in the Bundesliga table.