Former Cliftonville striker Liam Boyce has signed a contract extension at Scottish Premiership side Ross County, tying him to the club until the summer of 2018.

The 24-year-old joined the Staggies in 2014, and has netted 17 goals in an impressive campaign for the club, who sit fourth in Scotland's top flight.

Boyce has been capped six times by Northern Ireland, and is expected to be on the plane to France this summer ahead of the European Championships.

"It's a hugely significant piece of business. Liam Boyce is a huge player for us," Ross County manager Jim McIntyre told BBC Scotland.

"He enjoys the set-up here and it's good for him to earn that contract extension.

"When you've scored 17 goals in 24 games you're going to have suitors so it was important to get him signed up."