Kilmarnock have rewarded Liam Kelly with a new contract to keep the midfielder at Rugby Park until 2013.
Kelly has become a key member of Mixu Paatelainen's plans this season and has made 14 appearances in all competitions.
The 20-year-old did not hesitate to commit his future to the SPL club and was happy to be handed a new two-and-a-half year deal.
He said: "I'm delighted. As soon as he came to me about extending the contract, I was more than happy to do so.
"Hopefully over the next two-and-a-half years we will take the club forward and I will improve as a player."