Derby County midfielder Darren Robinson has put pen-to-paper on a new contract.

The Northern Ireland Under-21 international has signed a new two-year deal which will run until the summer of 2026.

Robinson, 19, was due to see his previous deal come to an end this summer.

He initially joined Derby from Dungannon Swifts in 2021, where he made his senior debut whilst still just 16 in the Northern Ireland Football League Premiership in the 2020/21 season.

He started the 2021/22 season in the Academy as a scholar with the Under-18s but went on to feature regularly for the Under-21s and eventually made his senior bow off the bench in the Sky Bet Championship towards the end of the campaign.

His performances saw him rewarded with the Scholar of the Year award, an accolade he also claimed for the 2022/23 campaign alongside making two more senior appearances as a substitute in the EFL Trophy.

Robinson made a single senior appearance in the 2023/24 campaign, also in the EFL Trophy but this time from the start in a 4-1 home win over Wolves Under-21s, alongside continuing his development playing for Jake Buxton’s Under-21s.

He also trained with Paul Warne’s first team squad on a regular basis and was an unused substitute on 14 occasions across all competitions.

Having previously been capped at various youth levels for Northern Ireland, Robinson currently has two Under-21 caps to his name.