PHOTO: Derby star all smiles after agreeing new contract

Derby County defender Richard Keogh has signed a new deal with the club.

Derby County captain Richard Keogh has posed with the club's chief executive Sam Rush and manager Steve McClaren after agreeing a new deal.

The 28-year-old's current deal was set to expire in the summer of 2015, but now he has committed himself to the club for an additional two years.

The centre-back has made 106 appearances for the Rams to date and first-team coach Paul Simpson has been talking to the BBC following the announcement of the new deal.

"Richard is the last one of a list the club wanted to deal with," Simpson said.  "It's taken a little bit longer than we all would have hoped, but it hasn't had any bearing on his performances."

Keogh has played 10 times for Derby this season, as he has helped then to eighth in the table, five points behind current leaders Nottingham Forest.

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