Derby County Under-21s forward Tony Weston has put pen-to-paper on a new contract - and will continue his development out on loan.

Weston, who is 20, has signed a new one-year contract until the summer of 2025 and will spend the first half of the 2024/25 season on loan at National League newcomers Boston United to gain senior match experience, subject to final National League, EFL and FA approval.

Weston joined Jake Buxton’s Under-21s squad ahead of the start of the 2023/24 season.

The campaign saw Weston play and score on a regular basis for the Under-21s across all competitions, while he marked his first senior appearance for Derby with a goal in the EFL Trophy against Wolves Under-21s in November 2023.

He was also on the bench for Paul Warne's side in League One and the FA Cup.

Weston began his career in the youth ranks of Blackpool before moving north to Scotland to join Rangers in 2020.

His form with the Seasiders, which resulted in him coming off the bench for their first team an FA Cup tie against Maidstone in 2019, saw him seal the move to the Scottish giants.

Weston made his senior bow for the Ibrox club in 2022, coming off the bench in a 3-1 win at Hearts, as well as featuring for their B Team in various competitions.

He had loan spells in the Scottish Championship at Partick Thistle and Cove Rangers in the 2022/23 season and he racked up 31 appearances over those stints.

His first senior goal came in a Scottish Cup win over Kelty Hearts in November 2022 whilst with Partick.

After leaving Rangers, he joined Derby last summer ahead of the new campaign.