Will Hughes extends Derby County deal

Will Hughes
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Derby County midfielder Will Hughes signs a new one-year contract at Pride Park to keep him at the club until 2016.

Derby County manager Nigel Clough has insisted that midfielder Will Hughes "thoroughly deserves" his new contract with the club.

Hughes has signed a deal at Pride Park until 2016, and Clough is delighted to secure the 18-year-old's immediate future after he was linked with several top Premier League clubs.

The 47-year-old told BBC Radio Derby: "He's had a fantastic season and learnt so much over the last 12 months.

"There is a pay rise which he thoroughly deserves and the extra year. I hope there will be a new one within the next 12 months."

The England Under-21 international has made 32 appearances in the Championship this season.

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