Derby star Miles Addison has signed a new deal to keep him at Pride Park until 2012.
The midfielder's previous deal ran to 2011 and the club have moved to extend it for a further year following his impressive breakthrough this season.
The 20-year-old has been a revelation this term and has captained the side in the recent absence of Paul Connolly.
New Rams boss Nigel Clough believes Addison is the kind of player whom Derby should build their team around.
Foundation"The likes of Miles and Paul Green, Giles Barnes, Lewin Nyatanga - they are all very good young players and they should be forming the foundation of Derby County for the next few years," Clough told the club's official website.
"Miles signing is great news for everybody at the club, as is seeing youngsters emerging through the academy and breaking into the first team.
"I think he showed what qualities he has against Manchester United last week.
"His closing down is as good as anything we have seen in the league. We have just got to improve the side of his game when he has the ball but he is a major influence in winning the ball back for us."