Cameron Burgess has penned a two-year contract extension with Fulham and joined Scottish Premiership side Ross County on loan until the end of the season.
The 19-year-old defender, who has made four appearances for Fulham’s First Team this season, has signed a deal that will keep him at Craven Cottage until June 2017, with an option for a further year.
The Australia Under-23 international said: “I’m really happy to have signed a new deal that keeps me here for a lot longer and I’m happy to get on with my football again.
“I’ve got a really good affinity with the Club. It’s been a good time for me. One thing after another, it’s just been a surreal experience and I just hope it continues. Things just seem to be going up and up for me so I’m just delighted to be signing a new deal.
“I’m off to Ross County so hopefully I’ll get some good first-team experience there and come back for the start of next season. Getting a run of games will be good experience for me, playing first-team football on a consistent basis will stand me in good stead for next season so I’ll do as best as I can up there.”
Aberdeen-born Burgess could make his debut for the Staggies when they host St Mirren on Saturday. Ross County are currently level on points and goal difference with bottom-placed St Mirren in the SPL.