Liam Donnelly has extended his contract with Motherwell until the summer of 2022.
The Northern Irishman becomes the first this campaign to commit to the club, after a storming start to the season in claret and amber.
“I am delighted to have signed a new deal at the club”. Donnelly said. “This season has completely exceeded my expectations.
“It was my goal to establish myself in the first team, first and foremost. It was also my ambition to get back into the Northern Ireland setup, and to have achieved both so early in the campaign has been fantastic.
“I’m set now on continuing to improve and contribute to the team.”
The former Fulham and Hartlepool midfielder has started the season in sensational form, scoring eight goals in 11 games, scooping the July and August player of the month awards in the process.
His form was rewarded with a recall to the full Northern Ireland squad, where he made his return and earned his second full cap against Luxembourg last month, five years after making his debut against Chile.
The 23-year-old’s deal was due to expire at the end of 2019/20. His new agreement will take him through to the summer of 2022.
Manager Stephen Robinson added: “We are delighted Liam has committed to the club for the foreseeable future.
“Liam has earned the new deal with some very good performances and being rewarded with full international recognition.
“He will continue to improve in all aspects and he is someone we felt we need to protect as an asset to the football club.
“By extending his deal, it ensures we continue to build and protect key players in the last year of their contracts.”