Derby manager Nigel Clough is keen to offer teenage midfielder Jeff Hendrick a new contract.
The 19-year-old has started the Rams' last eight games and scored the winner in the local derby with Nottingham Forest.
The club have recently given new deals to two other youngsters, Mark O'Brien and John Brayford, and Clough wants Hendrick to follow suit.
"We have a policy at the club or rewarding young players once we have identified that these are the sort of lads we want around," he told the Derby Telegraph.
"We have done this already with Mark O'Brien and John Brayford - and Jeff will be no different.
"He has done really well for us."
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