Fulham captain Tom Cairney has extended his contract with the club until 2024 – despite the Whites’ relegation from the Premier League this season.

The Scottish international, whose new deal also includes an option for the club to extend his stay in west London for a further year, had no hesitation in committing his future to the club and described Fulham as ‘feeling like home’. Cairney, who scored the winner in last season’s Championship play-off final against Aston Villa, professed to having unfinished business following Fulham’s disappointing return to the top flight.

Cairney told the club’s official website:

“The Club’s been amazing to me, and to extend my contract again is an amazing feeling. I want to stay for a long time, and hopefully finish my career here.

“This place feels like home. I don’t think you can put a price on happiness, and your life off the pitch as well, and I can’t see myself anywhere else. I feel like I’ve got unfinished business. I want to stay here and I want to get the Club back to the Premier League.

“I want to bounce straight back next season. I know how hard the Championship is, but knowing our owners and how ambitious the Club is, I’m sure we’ll give it a good go.”

Cairney, who signed for Fulham from Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 2015, has made 161 appearances in his four years with the Whites scoring 28 goals.