Port Vale have extended Jack Grimmer's loan spell from Fulham until the end of the season.
It was announced prior to Saturday's home game against Swindon that the 20-year-old defender was set to remain at Vale Park but the deal with the Premier League club was not finalised until Monday.
Speaking to Vale's official website, Grimmer said: "I got things finally signed on Monday morning before training.
"It was a bit later than I would have liked because there were some issues I was not involved in and I will happily stay clear of, but I am just happy it is finally sorted until the end of the season.
"I have got plenty of game time since I came here, but it is not just the game time that has been beneficial to me, it is being around the players that I am with and the manager himself.
"Everything that they tell you is always going to improve your game, it is never going to set you back in any way, but especially playing in the games and getting a good run under my belt is what I came here to do and I am thankful that the manager has given me the chance."
Grimmer has featured five times for Vale and scored on his home debut for the League One club as Micky Adams' men beat Oldham 1-0.