Derby County winger and Northern-Ireland international Jamie Ward has signed a new two-year deal with the club.


Jamie WardThe 28-year-old forward will now be contracted with the club until the summer of 2016.


Ward is the most recent Derby player to commit his future to the club, following Jeff Hendrick, Craig Forsyth, Jake Buxton, Will Hughes, Craig Bryson and Mason Bennett.


Ward helped the Rams achieve a third-place finish last season and is now one of the longest serving members of the squad.


Head Coach Steve McClaren told “We’re happy Jamie has become the latest player to sign a new contract with us. He has proved to be an important player for us during the last year and it’s pleasing that he has re-committed to the cause. He’s a threat to opposition defences and is a strong attacking option for us in the formation that we play.”


Derby County's Chris Martin celebrates his first goal with Richard Keogh (left) during the Pre-Season friendly at the iPRO Stadium, Derby.

New deals have also been offered to skipper Richard Keogh and last season’s top scorer, Chris Martin.


Steve McClaren told the Derby Evening Telegraph: “We have got two or three to go. The club is looking to do something with Richard Keogh and Chris Martin. We cannot have players looking over their shoulder, we need them looking forward.”


Keogh is in the final year of his contract, as is Martin, although his deal also has a 12-month option.

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