Will Hughes: Derby County midfielder signs extended contract

Will Hughes (second from right)
Will Hughes (second from right) has played 25 games this season, with his only goal coming in the 3-0 win over fierce rivals Nottingham Forest in December

England Under-21 midfielder Will Hughes has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with Championship promotion-hopefuls Derby County.

Hughes, 21, made his debut at the age of 16 during manager Steve McClaren's first spell in charge and has already played 170 games for the club.

McClaren told the official website: "We're all thrilled Will has committed his future until at least 2020.

"Will is an exciting young talent and a really important player."

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