Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on reports of a potential new contract for Craig Bryson.

According to the Derby Telegraph, The Rams are in talks with the 32-year-old over a new deal. Bryson’s current contract expires in the summer and many expected the midfielder to depart the club.

But with so many other players set to leave this summer at the end of their contracts, Bryson could be offered a chance to remain at Pride Park if only to add more squad depth in the coming season.

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Reacting on Twitter, Derby fans seem somewhat divided. Many are appreciative of everything Bryson has offered the club, but the midfielder is now past his best at Championship level.

Craig Bryson has been a key figure for Derby County:

Bryson has been at Derby for eight years following his 2011 move from Kilmarnock. During that time, the Scotland international has made over 270 appearances in all competitions.

The midfielder’s best individual campaign came in 2013/14 where he posted 16 goals and 13 assists. His hat-trick in the 5-0 thrashing of rivals Nottingham Forest that season will live long in the memory.

These days, Bryson isn’t deemed a regular for Frank Lampard’s side despite making over 30 appearances this season. His last game came in the 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers where he was taken off with injury.

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Bryson may still have a role to play for next season. However, much may depend on what division the Rams are playing in next term with promotion to the Premier League still a possibility.

Derby have booked a two-legged playoff date with Leeds United, while fellow Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa contest the other semi-final.

Also see: Derby County reportedly among several clubs tracking Coventry City’s Jordan Willis.

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