Defender signs at Derby

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Derby defender Russell Anderson has signed a new two-year contract.

The 31-year-old joined the Rams in January on a short-term deal until the end of the season after leaving Sunderland.

He had to wait until March to make his first-team debut for Nigel Clough`s side but has not looked back since, starting the last eight matches and forming a solid partnership at centre-half alongside Shaun Barker.

"This is the perfect start to what is going to be an important summer of recruitment," Clough told the club`s official website.

"Russell has proved his quality at this level and will have a big part to play in our squad for the new season and beyond. He is the exact type of character we are looking for - a strong personality who is determined and committed.

"We have had to act quickly to beat off competition from other Championship sides but we were always confident of securing his future."

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