With his contract running out, Adam King has been rewarded with a new deal at Swansea City, one which will see him stay at the club until 2019.
King's deal was set to expire at the end of the coming season, but now he will remain in South Wales for a further three years after impressing the club since his move from Scottish Premiership club Hearts in 2014.
The versatile youngster, who primarily plays in midfield but can provide cover at right-back and in central defence too, showed his quality in a loan spell with Crewe Alexandra last term, playing 24 games and scoring four times in League One.
Now, he's looking to build on that experience and make an impact at the Liberty Stadium, having made just one first team appearance since arriving - that in an FA Cup win over Tranmere Rovers in January of last year.
King delighted with his progress in South Wales
Speaking to the club's official website, King revealed his happiness at having penned a new deal and how he is looking to repay the faith shown in him by the club.
"It's a big thing for me," he admitted, adding that he is "delighted" to be looking forward to another three years in South Wales.
"To kick on again in the next few years is going to be difficult, but I believe I can do it," King continued, and he has every reason to believe this as well, such was the progress he made last year.
After a strong first half of the season on loan with Crewe, the Scotland youth international "had a bit of experience training with the first team" and says he enjoyed "getting to work with the new manager."
His aim for the new season is now to "spend some more time with the first team" and then "see where that takes [him].
"To kick on again in the next few years is going to be difficult, but I believe I can do it," King added, with him a firm believer that he is at "the perfect place" to develop.
“It has been absolutely brilliant from the minute I walked through the door," he concluded.
"I feel I have improved as a player and as a person."