HIBERNIAN defender Josh Doig revealed his delight after signing a contract extension at Easter Road that will keep the talented youngster at the Leith club until 2026.

The full-back, who last season won the Scottish Football Writers' Association Young Player of the Year award, caught the eye as he broke into the Hibs starting XI last term and Doig has followed that up with a string of impressive displays this campaign as first-choice left-back.

Speaking to the club's website, the Scotland Under-21s internationalist said it was a 'no-brainer' to commit his future to the Premiership side.

"I’m absolutely delighted," Doig said. "I absolutely love this club and it was a no-brainer to sign.

"Now getting this done puts a real plan in place for me. I love working with everyone here, I’m so happy here and wouldn’t change it for the world."

“We’re delighted that Josh has signed a new deal with us,” added firsttTeam manager Ross.

“There was a lot of speculation regarding his future in the summer, but he showed a real maturity to deal with a difficult situation.

“We believe he’s one of the top young players in this country and we want to keep him with us to continue his development.”