Derby ready for defender contract talks

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Derby will hold talks with Russell Anderson about extending his contract at Pride Park this week.

The 31-year-old centre-half joined in January on a deal until the end of the season. Boss Nigel Clough said he would begin negotiations with Anderson once the club had secured their Championship status and that was virtually achieved with the point from the goalless draw at Barnsley on Saturday.

"The priority is to sort Russell out. We said if we got a point we would sit down this week so we will be doing that and seeing if we can get him sorted out for next season and maybe beyond," said Clough.

"Russell says he has enjoyed it here and says he wants to stay. He wants to play and we give him that opportunity. Not many clubs at our level can match what we can offer in terms of 30,000 fans watching at Pride Park, our training facilities and our ambition."

The Derby boss is also keen to have Michael Tonge back on loan next season.

The 27-year-old midfielder has started every game since joining on loan from Stoke until the end of the campaign in February.

"He has got two years left on his contract at Stoke and is on Premier League money and I don't think we can stretch to that at this stage," said Clough.

"He says he wants to stay, he is enjoying it and he wants to play football. He has started every game for us since he has been here."

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