Derby midfielder a target for Prem clubs
Published 22:56 08/10/11 By Michael Morgan
Ambitious Derby are battling to keep Jeff Hendrick out of the clutches of Aston Villa and West Brom by offering him a new four-year deal.
Midfield starlet Hendrick, 19, has become a magnet for top-flight big guns following his spectacular start to the season.
But Rams boss Nigel Clough is determined to keep him at Pride Park.
The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, who has two years left on his contract, has become a regular in Clough’s starting line-up.
Clough said: “We have a policy at this club of rewarding young players once we have identified that they are the sort we want around. Jeff has done really well for us.”