Joe Ledley: Derby County midfielder signs contract extension

Derby County midfielder Joe Ledley celebrates scoring against Brentford
Joe Ledley scored his only Derby goal in a 1-1 draw at Brentford in September

Derby County midfielder Joe Ledley has signed a new contract to stay with the club until the end of next season.

Ledley joined the Rams in September on a deal until 31 January, having been released by Premier League side Crystal Palace in June.

The 30-year-old, who has won 76 international caps for Wales, has made 10 appearances for Derby this season.

"He's a terrific player and he's done fantastically well for us," manager Gary Rowett told the club website.

Analysis

Ed Dawes, BBC Radio Derby's Derby County commentator

Joe Ledley deserves a longer deal at Derby. He's gone quietly about his business since arriving in September.

At 30 years of age he has the experience the Rams need in the middle of the park to get out of the Championship.

He would perhaps benefit more with youth alongside him, but there's no doubt of his impact having been on the losing side once in his 10 appearances and the game he missed through injury Derby also lost.

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