SWINDON Town loan ace Kellan Gordon has signed a contract extension with Championship side Derby County.

Gordon, who arrived in Wiltshire alongside clubmate Timi Elsnik on a season-long loan last August, is one of seven Rams U23 youngsters put pen to paper on a new one-year contract extension.

The 20 year old signed his first professional deal with Derby in 2015 and made on EDL Cup appearance for them shortly before linking up with Town.

Derby U23 boss Darren Wassall said: “It’s great for all of those players because it is a reward for all of their hard work.

“There’s never a set time to offer contracts – they are always up for grabs. It doesn’t matter how old you are, footballers should be striving to get better every single day, with the aim of getting into the team above you.

“In terms of those players, they have shown that attitude to better themselves and push on to get that new contract.

“This also shows that the club think highly of you and this is a great reflection on those seven players.”

Gordon, who was sent off during Town's 2-1 defeat by Accrington Stanley in League Two last night, has made 21 appearances for Swindon this season, scoring three times.

Last night's red card means he is poised to miss Saturday's visit of Mansfield, the midweek trip to Wycombe  and the home clash with Port Vale as he serves a three-match ban - although Town manager David Flitcroft indicated that the club would appeal his dismissal.