Former Perth Glory centre back Jack Iredale has extended his deal with Scottish side Greenock Morton for another six months.
Iredale joined Morton on a six-month deal in July. Now the Australian has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the Scottish Championship side until June 2018.
Iredale made two first-team starts for the Ton before joining Scottish League One club Queen's Park on loan.
A former AIS, Glory National Youth Team and ECU Joondalup player, the 21-year-old has made 11 appearances for the Spiders.
In September Iredale was awarded a spot in the SPFL team of the week following a stellar debut for Queen's Park in their 1-0 win over East Fife.
Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy said Iredale had a lot of potential.
"We signed Jack on a short-term deal and put him out on loan to Queen’s Park," he said.
"That was to get him competitive, first-team experience of the Scottish game coming from Australia, and he’s done that.
"I’ve spoken to Gus, at length, and got a number of games sent to me and went and seen him as well, so we’ve monitored his progress and decided to offer him a new deal until the end of the season.
"He’s going to come back and compete. It’s going to be difficult, and I’ve explained that to him, that we have good players in the area he plays – left centre-back or left-back – but he’s looking forward to the challenge.
"And like a lot of boys at 21, he’s got a lot of potential. But potential has to be realised and Jack knows he’s going to have to work on certain aspects of his game and if he can, he’s got a lot of attributes that’s for sure."