Roy Carroll has agreed a three-year deal in principle with Derby after impressing manager Paul Jewell during his three weeks with the Rams.

Carroll initially signed a short-term contract with the Barclays Premier League´s bottom club at the end of last month after leaving Rangers.

Although Derby are destined for an immediate return to the Coca-Cola Championship, Northern Ireland international Carroll has had no hesitation in deciding to extend his stay beyond this season.

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