Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has spoken of his delight at agreeing a new deal with Lewis Ferguson – and said it was nothing less than he deserved.
Ferguson has scored seven times since joining the Dons last summer and impressed enough to earn a new deal.
McInnes called him an “important player” as his side look to push Rangers as far as possible for second place.
“We gave Lewis a contract when he came in and the opportunity for him to improve and prove himself. He has done that time and time again,” McInnes told the Evening Express.
“I am delighted that we have an agreement, I was always confident we would.
“Lewis from the outset has really enjoyed being here, he’s such an important player.”
Despite joining the Dons when his Hamilton deal ended, the two clubs ended up in a dispute over the amount of compensation due.
The Pittodrie side were eventually ordered to pay £225,000 for Ferguson but have already had more than their money’s worth.
The 19-year-old is expected to put pen to paper later this week and formalise the agreement.
McInnes’ side have an impressive core of young players now with the likes of Ferguson, Scott McKenna and Sam Cosgrove helping the Dons.