Teams: Derby County, Burton Albion
Giles Barnes sees Derby County as a Premiership club in the Championship and wants to help them back to the top flight.
Premier League clubs have been queuing up to ask about the talented teenager and the Rams have rejected two written offers.
Barnes, who has signed a new four-year deal, is aware of the interest but says he was never tempted to leave.
"I'm flattered but I want to play for Derby," said the midfielder who celebrates his 18th birthday tomorrow.
"My heart is at Derby and I want to be here," he added. "I believe this is a Premiership club in the Championship. I want to reach the Premiership with Derby and I think it is possible.
"I want to be a big part of helping Derby back to the top flight."
Barnes made impressive progress in the second half of last season and started 15 first team matches.
He has also caught the eye during pre-season but is determined to push on.
"You can always develop and learn as a player and that's what I aim to do," he said.
Barnes is also quick to thank the new board and manager Billy Davies for their help.
"They have been tremendous," he said. "They said they wanted to give me a new contract and that's what they've done.
"The gaffer was also a massive influence on my decision. He has a great passion for the club and is a winner and I like that."
Barnes, who was handed his first-team opportunity by former Academy manager Terry Westley, now has a contract which runs to 2010.
Mike Horton says keeping hold of the youngster was absolutely vital for the club.
"Billy, myself and the board wanted to secure the signature of Giles for the long-term and we are delighted to do so," said the managing director.
"We had a number of phone calls from clubs about him and two written offers. We kept the player and his family informed at all times and it was always a short conversation because Giles wanted to stay at Derby.
"It is like signing a multi-million pound player. He feels he can achieve his ambition with Derby. He knows where we want to go and it is where he wants to be."
Originally Posted by Nico
I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!
Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
Forest 2-5 Yeovil aet
Brian Clough - Legend!