Aberdeen Football Club have confirmed that Mason Hancock has signed a one-year extension with the club and has joined Stirling Albion on loan for the remainder of the season.
Mason signed for Aberdeen in August 2020 after a successful trial. The 18-year-old from south London previously had spells at Woking and Oxford United.
Mason captained the Aberdeen B side in the Challenge Cup this season, leading them to wins over Brora Rangers and Arbroath and has been on the bench on a number of occasions for the first team. He will join a Stirling side who are now managed by former Dons captain Darren Young.
Meanwhile, Austin Samuels loan spell with Aberdeen has come to an end, with the player returning to Wolves.
Samuels has rarely featured for us, making only seven appearances.