Derby captain Richard Keogh has signed a new three-year contract with the club.
The Republic of Ireland international celebrated his 30th birthday today by putting pen to paper on the deal that will see him remain a Ram until the summer of 2019.
Keogh, capped 14 times by his country, has made 200 appearances for Derby since joining the club from Coventry in 2012 and was retained as skipper by manager Nigel Pearson shortly after the former Leicester boss arrived at the iPro Stadium this summer.
Keogh, who headed Derby’s winning goal in the 1-0 EFL Cup victory against Grimsby midweek, said: “I’m thrilled. I’ve loved my four years at the club so far and I get the feeling that even more exciting times are around the corner.”
“I’m really looking forward to knuckling down and helping the club try to achieve promotion this season. We have a great squad and a strong belief that we can achieve something this season.”