Ligue 1: Nice midfielder Didier Digard extends contract with the club

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Midfielder Didier Digard has extended his contract with Nice, the club have annouced ahead of the new Ligue 1 season.

The 27-year-old joined the Ligue 1 side in 2011 after loan spells at the Stade Municipal du Ray from Middlesbrough and has now committed his future to the club with a new deal, the length of which has not been specified.

A statement on the club's official website said: "The president of the Eaglets, Jean-Pierre Rivere, announced good news at the team presentation at the Villa Massena.

"The Nice captain Didier Digard has extended his adventure with the Red and Black."