PARS star Ryan Williamson has this morning agreed a contract extension with the club.

The 21-year-old, whose deal was due to expire at the end of the season, has put pen to paper on fresh terms that will keep him at East End until May 2019.

Tying the talented Scotland under-21 cap down on new terms follows Callum Smith's decision to commit his future to Athletic last Friday when he agreed a new deal until the summer of 2020.

After joining Celtic at the age of 12, Williamson joined Dunfermline two seasons later and rose through the club's youth ranks before making his senior debut against Arbroath in 2013.

Having been called into training camps with Scotland at under-19 level, he suffered the first of two serious injuries in November 2014, when a dislocated knee against Stirling Albion sidelined him for three months.

A horror double leg-break at Forfar less than a year later saw him miss the majority of Dunfermline's League One title-winning campaign but, after successfully making his comeback, signed a two-year deal to stay with the club.

After finding himself in and out of the first team on Pars' Championship return last term, Williamson has been a mainstay this time around.

His sparkling form - and fruitful partnership on the right with Kallum Higginbotham - led to reported interest from Derby County and a first call-up for Scotland's under-21s last month.

In European Championship qualifiers with England and Latvia, Williamson won his first and second caps as a substitute and is expected to be named in Scot Gemmill's pool for the forthcoming games with Latvia and Ukraine next week.