DUNFERMLINE youngster Stuart Morrison has signed a new one-year deal to remain with the club next season.

The 20-year-old, a product of the club's youth system, has put pen to paper on fresh terms with his existing deal set to expire next week.

Earlier this week, head coach Stevie Crawford revealed to Press Sport that there had been "positive communications" with both Morrison and striker Andy Ryan, whose deal is also up at the end of the month.

Crawford said: "I've been speaking to both Andy Ryan and Stuart Morrison. There's been positive communications with the two of them.

"Stuart's been away on holiday and we would like to hope that, possibly, in the next week or so, we can get down to the nitty-gritty of finding out whether he's going to commit his future to the club."

Morrison, a Scotland under-19 cap, has been with Dunfermline from the age of eight and signed a full-time contract in April 2016.

A regular in Athletic's under-20s and reserve teams, he enjoyed a productive loan spell with League Two Edinburgh City during the 2017/18 campaign before making his senior Pars debut in an Irn-Bru Cup tie at Inverness Caledonian Thistle in August.

Morrison was then given his league bow - playing in front of the back four - at the same venue earlier this month during Dunfermline's final game of the season, and Crawford continued: "Stuart played in that different role from probably in a lot of his development over the years at Dunfermline as a centre back, and it’s something we can possibly see him developing going forward."

The deal for Morrison means that Ryan, 24, is the final player whose future remains unclear of those whose existing deals were set to expire.

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Andy Ryan (above) is out of contract at the end of May.

The former Airdrieonians forward, who missed a significant chunk of the season through injury, has netted 13 goals in Dunfermline colours, and Crawford added: "I’ve had a few conversations with Andy.

"We’ve not reached a final bit where Andy’s deciding if it’s the right fit for him and we think Andy’s still the right fit for us. It’s very much a two-way thing with Andy at the moment."

Meanwhile the club have offered terms to first-team coach Callum Decision, but Crawford revealed he is currently on holiday.