The 19 year-old midfielder, fresh from a successful loan at Bournemouth, told The News: "I didn't really know what sort of contract the club were going to offer me, to be honest. I wanted to stay, so it was great they felt the same and have given me a two-year deal.
"When the manager does that it's reassuring, it makes you feel wanted. Hopefully I have a future here. The Premiership is the place to be and I've improved since my spell at Bournemouth.
"It's a lot different playing actual league games - they're more competitive with people really wanting to win.
"It's not as laid back as reserve-team football can be.
"My tackling has also improved. It's a lot rougher at that level and toughens you up. That can only benefit me.
"Harry's been great and went to Bournemouth to watch me a few times.
"Hopefully I showed him a few things - I thought I did well there.
"Every year is a big year when you're young and this is no different. Now it's up to me to try to impress in pre-season and show them what I can do."