Connor McLennan says he “couldn’t wait” to sign a new contract with Aberdeen.
The Peterhead-born youth academy graduate will remain at Pittodrie until at least the summer of 2021, the club have announced.
McLennan, 19, started his first game for the Dons against St Mirren earlier this season, scoring a stunning goal in a 4-1 Premiership win.
After coming on to replace the concussed Gary Mackay-Steven in the 1-0 Betfred Cup final loss at Hampden on Sunday, McLennan then played the majority of the Reds’ 1-0 league win over Rangers on Wednesday – impressing on both occasions with his no-fear attitude and direct running.
He said: “As soon as I heard about it, I couldn’t wait to get the contract signed.
“It’s been a great week for me, having been involved in the Betfred Cup Final and then starting at Ibrox on Wednesday for what was a massive win.
“The team were all desperate to make amends for Sunday and it was a great feeling. My objective now is to cement a regular place in the first team.”
Manager Derek McInnes said: “It’s been ongoing for the last few weeks to get Connor agreed, thankfully we managed to do that so delighted to announce that he’s committed his future for the next few years.
“He’s one of a number of young players who we feel have a big part to play and he’s shown in recent weeks and months that he’s got a real capability and he’s a player that can only improve.
“He’s over his injury problems that have blighted him over the last couple of years and now that he’s getting a good run injury free, he’s starting to show everybody what he’s capable of and hopefully he can go from strength to strength and we’re looking forward to working with him over the next few seasons and looking to get even more from him.”