Kennoway Star Hearts have signed their top young talent on an extended contract amid interest from senior clubs.
Kieran Band (18), has been on fire for the local junior side, scoring 10 goals in seven East Premier League games so far this season.
He’s one of the most talented young lads I’ve ever seenAlex Davidson, Kennoway Star Hearts manager
The striker’s form has attracted several scouts to Treaton Park, prompting the club to extend the teenager’s contract until 2017.
However, KSH manager Alex Davidson believes Band will make the move to senior level sooner rather than later.
“He’s one of the most talented young lads I’ve ever seen coming through,” he said.
“I think we’ll struggle to hold onto him.
“He’s so athletic and he can tackle and score - he has everything in his game. He’s got the ability to go all the way.”
Band has developed into one of Fife’s brightest prospects since making his KSH debut aged 16.
“We’ve signed him until 2017 so that if anyone comes in for him, we don’t lose him for nothing,” Davidson added.
“He would be a big loss. He’s one of those players you cannot replace.”
This Saturday, in the McBookie.com East Premier League, KSH travel to Haddington Athletic while Thornton Hibs make the trip to Dundee Violet.
In the McBookie.com North Division, unbeaten Glenrothes are also on the road, travelling to Lochee Harp. Kick-offs are 2.30 p.m.