Jamie Hanson has penned a new two-year contract with Derby County.
The 22-year-old Academy graduate’s new deal sees him extend his stay at Pride Park Stadium until the summer of 2020.
Since scoring the decisive goal direct from a corner on his first-team debut in a 1-1 draw against Norwich City in 2015 the versatile performer, capable of playing in defence or midfield, has made 31 appearances for the Rams.
Last season, Hanson gained further first team exposure on loan at Wigan Athletic and played 17 times for the Latics in the Sky Bet Championship.
Manager Gary Rowett said: “I’m pleased that Jamie is going to be staying with us for the foreseeable future.
“He was very unfortunate to suffer an injury earlier in the season, but he has fought back to get himself fit and back into the fold.
“Jamie is such a committed individual and has been desperate to get himself to get into the team – naturally we’re delighted to be keeping a character and player like that in the group.”
Commenting on his new deal, Hanson said: “I’m delighted to finally get it over the line. Hopefully I can keep pushing on and think about getting the next contract after this one.
“I was just doing what I was doing in training and I was being included in the matchday squad, so I hoped that it would come to me, and it’s a relief that it has.
“I’ve been getting a few minutes on the pitch and hopefully I can work towards getting a lot more.
“My main priority is to try and get into the first team, whether that’s in midfield or wherever the gaffer wants me to play. Hopefully I can do a job.
“I’ve always wanted to play for Derby County, that is my main priority. I wanted to stay and prove to everyone that I’m good enough to play in this team.”