Eric Lichaj: Nottingham Forest defender extends stay by further year

Eric Lichaj in action for Nottingham Forest
Eric Lichaj's only Nottingham Forest goal to date came against Burnley in October 2015

Defender Eric Lichaj has extended his stay with Championship side Nottingham Forest until the summer of 2018.

The 27-year-old, whose deal was due to expire in 2017, has made 36 appearances for the East Midlands club this season.

United States international Lichaj initially joined Forest from Aston Villa on a two-year deal in June 2013 and has played 107 games for the club.

On Twitter, Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi spoke of his "delight" in keeping Lichaj at the City Ground.

Lichaj is the second Forest player to commit to the club in as many days, with midfielder David Vaughan extending his contract on Friday.