Derby starlet to pledge future

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DERBY COUNTY starlet Izale McLeod is ready to pledge his future to the club after being offered a new contract.

The Rams are eager to tie down the youngster who has made the breakthrough into the first team this season.

The 18-year-old has now made 17 first team appearances for Derby, scoring twice.

John Gregory recognises the ability of the youngster, who is still on a scholarship deal.

McLeod's original deal was due to expire in the summer, but now he is ready to pen a new contract.

The player's agent Gino Culbertson confirmed to that his client is ready to sign the new deal.

"We have got a contract and they have offered him a two-year contract.

"There are are a few minor points to resolve, but we should put pen-to-paper next week."

McLeod is known to have attracted interest from Premiership clubs, but now he looks ready to pledge his future to The Rams.