Derby County: Defender Craig Forsyth signs new four-year deal

Defender Craig Forsyth
Craig Forsyth came off the bench against Nigeria in May to make his Scotland debut

Derby County defender Craig Forsyth has signed a new four-year deal which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2018.

The Scotland international, 25, made 53 appearances for the Rams last term.

Forsyth signed from Championship rivals Watford in July 2013.

"Craig has worked hard at his game and that was evident in his performances, especially in the second half of last season," said Rams head coach Steve McClaren.

The left-back made his Scotland debut in their 2-2 friendly draw against Nigeria in May.

Forsyth began his career at Dundee before moving to Watford as a midfielder in 2011.

He struggled to win a starting place at Vicarage Road and had loan spells at Bradford City and Derby before committing to the East Midlands club last summer.

He was converted to a defender by former Rams boss Nigel Clough.

Forsyth is the second player to sign a new four-year deal in in successive days, following midfielder Jeff Hendrick.