PARTICK THISTLE striker Christie Elliot is set to become the latest Jags star to put pen-to-paper on a new deal with the Irn-Bru First Division champions.

The 21-year-old is out of contract this summer but SportTimes understands he has agreed terms on a fresh deal that will keep him at Firhill for Thistle's return to the Scottish Premier League.

The capture of Elliot is another huge boost for boss Alan Archibald as he builds his squad for the Jags' first shot at our top flight in nine years.

The Thistle gaffer saw strike star Kris Doolan and midfielder Ross Forbes pen new two and one-year deals respectively last week while defender Stephen O'Donnell committed his future to the club at the weekend.

Elliot endured a frustrating few months under former Firhill boss Jackie McNamara last season, spending several weeks on loan at Second Division side Albion Rovers, but he played a crucial role on Archibald's watch as Thistle saw off the challenge of Allan Moore's Morton to claim the title.

The highlight of the former Whitley Bay youngster's season undoubtedly came at Airdrie, the striker netting in the final minute of the game to give them a dramatic win and put them within touching distance of the league crown.

With terms now agreed with Elliot and James Craigen agreeing to a contract extension, deals remain on the table for the likes of Aaron Muirhead, Aaron Sinclair, Stuart Bannigan and Sean Welsh as the Jags look to reward their championship heroes for their efforts and tie them to the club for the long-term.