Craig Forsyth has put pen to paper on a new two-and-a-half year contract at Derby County.

The 28-year-old, who made his 150th Rams appearance in the Boxing Day stalemate with Hull City, has signed a deal that will keep him at Pride Park Stadium until 2020, whilst there is an option in place for that to be extended by a further year.

The Scottish left back has established himself as a key figure with the Rams since joining from Watford on a permanent deal in July 2013, notably helping the club reach the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final in 2014 and been ever present in his first two years.

Two ACL injuries halted his progress between 2015 and the start of 2017, but the defender has bounced back to be an important player in a Rams defence that has recorded seven clean sheets in eight matches and established itself as one of the second tier’s best.

Speaking about the new contract, Gary Rowett told RamsTV: “Fozzy has been at the club for a while and his recent performances have certainly merited a new deal. I’ve been really pleased with him and he is a good character as well.

“You want players in the building that are going to maximise their potential and give everything for the team. Craig is a very unselfish player and character so that’s the type of person I want around the club.”

Look out for our exclusive interview with Forsyth, only on RamsTV later.