Kingsley commits future to Swans
11th July 2016
Stephen Kingsley has signed a new four-year contract which will keep him at Swansea City until the summer of 2020.
The left-back has landed the long-term deal following a string of promising displays at the back end of last season.
But despite making a strong impression when he was given his chance by Francesco Guidolin, Kingsley insists the hard work is only just beginning as he bids to nail down a place in the Swans' first team.
"It's great to get the new contract done," said the 21-year-old, who is among the 23-man squad on tour in America.
"I now have the next four years to look forward to and it is time for me to push on.
"I'll definitely not be getting carried away. It's been a long journey to get to this position and I know I still have a long way to go.
"I am not taking anything for granted - the hard work starts now for me."
Kingsley, whose previous contract was due to expire at the end of the 2016-17 season, joined the Swans from Scottish club Falkirk in 2014.
He initially linked up with the development squad at the Liberty, and had to wait patiently for an opportunity to impress at senior level.
After loan spells at Yeovil Town and Crewe Alexandra, Kingsley made his Swans debut as a substitute in the FA Cup defeat at Oxford back in January.
His first start for the club came in the memorable victory over Arsenal in March, and he also featured in victories over Aston Villa and West Ham as well as the final-day draw with Manchester City.
And having made the breakthrough at Premier League level, Stirling-born Kingsley was handed his Scotland debut in a friendly defeat against France in June.
"The last six months have been a whirlwind," added Kingsley, who joins fellow Scot Adam King in signing a new deal. "Everything has happened so quickly. But this is just the start for me. I am just looking forward to getting into the new season and trying to push on."
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