"I'm buzzing": Derby County star excited about future after signing new Rams deal

Eiran Cashin recently signed a contract keeping him at Pride Park until 2027
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Derby County star Eiran Cashin recently signed a new contract keeping him at Pride Park until the summer of 2027.

The Irish defender has been subject to speculation over a move to a club in a higher league, but has now comitted his future to the Rams.

Cashin has been one of the best defenders in League One over the past two seasons and has become a fan favourite in the process.

The 22 year-old spoke to Rams TV after penning the new deal, he said: "I'm buzzing, really. I'm buzzing to get it over the line, to get things finalised and now I can just concentrate on my football and the push for promotion.

"For me, it wasn't too difficult. As far as I was concerned, I was always a Derby player. There's a lot of talk and things that will settle themselves off the pitch.

"For me, I've just got to keep doing the stuff that has got us to where we are right now. I've got to keep doing my job and keep doing the right things."

During the summer transfer window, a deal was virtually done to send Cashin to Premier League side Brighton, but it fell through on deadline day.

Since then, the defender has been able to focus on trying to help the Rams get back to the Championship.

He has developed a special relationship with the fans at Pride Park as his dedication has been recognised. He said that the support was a big draw in signing his new deal.

He added: "That was a massive part of me committing to the club because they've been excellent with me, they've always showed me love and support so that's a massive part of why I signed.

"Long may it continue."

Cashin has been a big part of the Rams' good form. They find themselves in second place in League One and in a prime position to mount a promotion charge.

He said that to see his side in the top two is a good feeling and one that Cashin hopes will continue. He said: "We always had our aims and our ambitions but to see yourself in the top two and realise if we keep going, keep working, then we could actually be up there.

"You start to see the rewards with it. The fact you can see it physically is a nice feeling and we want more of that."