Derby County: Ben Davies wants first-team football

Ben Davies

Derby County midfielder Ben Davies says he would not be happy with a bit-part role again next season.

Davies' contract expires this summer and talks have already begun over a new deal for the 31-year-old.

Boss Nigel Clough has said he is keen to keep Davies, who joined the Rams from Notts County in 2011 and has made only eight league starts this term.

But Davies told BBC Radio Derby: "I'm not happy on the bench - of course not. I'm disappointed I've not played more."

He added: "I will sit down with the gaffer and get something sorted this week and come back as fit as I did last year.

"But I am not happy being on the bench. I want to be on the pitch scoring goals."

Davies came on and scored in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Blackpool.

Meanwhile, Derby are interested in signing Watford defender Craig Forsyth on a permanent basis.

The 24-year-old Scot has returned to Vicarage Road for the final game of Hornets' season and any potential play-off campaign, having impressed during a loan spell at Pride Park.