Roberts keen on Derby deal

Clough pleased with defender's recent performances

Gareth Roberts: Derby County will be offering the veteran defender a new contract

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Gareth Roberts is keen to stay at Derby County after manager Nigel Clough confirmed the veteran defender will be offered a new contract.

The 34-year-old joined the Rams from Doncaster Rovers in 2010 and he scored the decisive goal in Saturday's 2-1 victory over his former club.

He has made 35 appearances this season and is out of contract in the summer, but Roberts is hoping to agree a new deal at Pride Park.

"That's obviously the gaffer's decision," said Roberts in the Derby Evening Telegraph when asked about a new contract.

"I've just got to keep doing well for the team and see where it takes me.

"I'd like to stay but we'll have to see what happens."

High standard

Clough has been pleased with Roberts' performances in recent weeks and is confident a deal can be agreed to keep the defender at the club next season.

The Derby boss said: "Gareth's performances of late have been of an extremely high standard.

"He has been a great signing for us and, hopefully, he will be with us next season as well.

"We keep saying we will get a new contract sorted and we will in the next week or so."