MAC JOY AT JON’S NEW DEAL

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

DERBY County man­ager Steve McClaren is de­lighted that young goal­keeper Jonathan Mitchell has signed a new con­tract.

Mitchell, who turned 22 last week, is Scott Car­son’s un­der­study and im­pressed de­spite Derby los­ing 3-0 to Liver­pool in the EFL Cup back in Septem­ber.

He also has two Eng­land Un­der-21 caps and on Thurs­day signd a new Rams con­tract that runs out in the sum­mer of 2019.

“He’s still learn­ing and gain­ing valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence, but he has a num­ber of ex­cel­lent qual­i­ties and we’re re­ally happy to ex­tend his stay,” said McClaren. “He will de­velop and get even bet­ter.”

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