David Watson has committed his future to Kilmarnock.

The 18-year-old has agreed a two-year contract extension at Rugby Park.

The midfielder will remain a Killie player until the summer of 2025.

The Ayrshire side have announced the deal this morning, giving the club a big boost heading into their pivotal home match against Livingston on Saturday.

The Prestwick teen has been a part of the club's academy for over ten years and made his first team bow in 2022. 

He recently broke into the first team under Derek McInnes and has taken to it like a duck to water, providing some much-needed energy in midfield.

Watson said: “Reaching the first team had been the goal since I joined the club as a 7-year-old, but I feel like my journey here is only just getting started.

“There are so many factors that make Kilmarnock the right place for the next stage of my career. The manager has given me so much belief about what we can achieve over the next two years and I’m excited about the future that lies ahead.”

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Speaking recently about Watson, his midfield teammate Liam Donnelly insisted he could go on to have a top career. 

He commented after Killie's win over St Mirren: "He has been excellent and it is refreshing to see the energy and desire he has on the pitch.

"He has every chance to go on and do well in the game and being in alongside a few of experienced heads has helped him. He can go a long way.”

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