Newcastle starlet Shane Ferguson has signed a new deal to keep him at St James' Park until 2016.
The versatile left-sided player, who can operate in defence or midfield, joined the Magpies from Derry City four years ago and continued to progress through the club's youth ranks.
He was given a first-team debut in the Carling Cup clash against Accrington last August and went on to enjoy a breakthrough season.
Ferguson made his Premier League bow in January's 5-0 victory over West Ham before racking up nine appearances in total in all competitions.
Icing on the cake
He has now been rewarded with a contract extension and is delighted to have committed his future to the club.
"I'm really happy," Ferguson, who will turn 20 in July, told the club's official website.
"I've enjoyed this season so much and the new contract has just been the icing on the cake for me.
"It's a great thrill to play for the club and the support I have had from the fans since making my debut really means a lot so I'm just delighted to be with Newcastle for the next five years now."