An improved contract his his reward for some excellent performances in the centre of the Rams defence

Shaun Barker
Shaun Barker, here for three and a half more years as he signs a new contract.
Derby County have announced a new three and a half year deal to keep central defender Shaun Barker at the club until the end of the 2014 season.

Barker (28) is one of the key players in Nigel Clough's Rams side and his reward for many excellent and dominating performances is the new deal. He also has earned himself improved terms for the duration of the three and a half year contract.

Barker obviously has faith in Clough and his fellow team mates to take him and the club to the Premier League. Ironically Barker would have been a Premier League player had he stayed with Blackpool rather than joining the Rams. Barker himself however has no regrets and hopes to play with Derby County in the Premiership very soon...