Hearts midfielder Jamie Walker has extended his stay with the Tynecastle side until the summer of 2018, after he signed a two-year contract extension.
The 22-year-old has been a regular in the Hearts first team since he broke through in 2012 from the club’s development squad.
Speaking to the official Hearts website, Walker said: “I’m delighted that I’m staying. It was an easy decision to make to stay. I’ve not played much this season but it shows that the gaffer’s got faith in me by giving me a new contract.
“It makes sense to commit my future to the club and give something back. As I said, the gaffer’s shown faith in me as I’ve been injured for a lot of the season and he could’ve just left it and seen how my injury was.
“He’s showed faith in giving me a new contract and hopefully I can repay him with good performances.
“I started back running yesterday so hopefully next week or the week after I’ll be back fit. The gaffer likes to mix it up a bit but whatever formation or team he plays I think I can fit in well. I’m looking forward to getting back playing.”
Walker has played 13 games this season for Hearts, scoring twice, but has not played since the 2-1 League Cup to Celtic in October due to injury.