Hibernian: Winger Alex Harris agrees new deal at Easter Road

Hibs winger Alex Harris has signed a contract extension to keep him at Easter Road until 2017.

The 19-year-old recently returned to the first-team following a five-month lay-off because of a broken ankle.

"I'm delighted to have agreed a new contract - Hibs is my home and I'm really pleased that the deal has been agreed," he said.

My long term goals are to establish myself in the first team, build on my performances from last season and help to push the team up the league

Alex Harris

"The new manager has shown a lot of faith in me which is really encouraging, I just want to kick on."

Harris, who netted in last season's Scottish Cup semi-final victory over Falkirk, aims to make an impact at the Edinburgh club.

"My long term goals are to establish myself in the first team, build on my performances from last season and help to push the team up the league," he said.

Terry Butcher believes Harris will become an important component of his Hibs side.

"I'm really excited that Alex has put pen to paper and that he will be a Hibernian player for a long while," said the Hibs boss.

"We're delighted to have him back from injury and part of our long-term plans. Alex came off the bench on Saturday [against St Mirren] and did well - his performance improved as the game went on and that augurs well for the future."