Aberdeen youngster Frank Ross has joined Morton on loan until the end of the season after extending his Pittodrie deal by another 12 months.
The Dons have confirmed the 19-year-old has signed a new deal that will tie him to the Granite City until the summer of 2019.
But they want Ross – who hit the headlines last month when he netted with a sensational free-kick against Rangers – to bulk up on first-team action while at Cappielow.
The academy graduate has made four appearances for Derek McInnes’ side this term, including his first start against Dundee.
McInnes said: “We’re delighted at the level of club that Frank is joining, the Championship is extremely competitive and he’ll be working with Jim Duffy who has taken players from here in the past.
“While we’d have liked him to contribute this season, we’ve got to look at the bigger picture and Frank will benefit from regular football that will see him better prepared for the demands of playing for Aberdeen.
“We’re also delighted that Frank has signed a contract extension and we’re really looking forward to seeing how he gets on at Morton.”