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Rams look to bolster Aussie contingent

The Australian contingent at Pride Park is currently sitting at two with Mile Sterjovski and Ruben Zadkovich, but Rams boss Paul Jewell is looking to add another to the list with defender Daniel Piorkowski a target.

The 24-year-old has quit Melbourne Victory after an injury-ravaged season in order to pursue his dream of starring on the European football stage, and is currently playing for the Whittlesea Zebras in the Victorian Premier League.

The defender, 24, has a European passport through his Polish parents, which has spurred the former Qantas Young Socceroo to travel abroad and embark on the next stage of his career.

Piorkowski, who made 30 Hyundai A-League appearances for Victory, said the memories of the 2006/07 season, which saw Victory crowned Premiers and Champions for the first time, will stay with him forever.

"I've had a great time at Victory, the coaching staff and everyone here has been really good to me, especially Ernie for giving me an opportunity at the start, which I really appreciate," Piorkowski said.

"It's time to move on, have a crack overseas and fulfil a dream that's been strong for me, so we'll see what works out.

"I want to explore playing in Europe and not die wondering.

"From finishing second last in the first season to winning both titles in the second season was an awesome experience and something I'll never forget and the memories that went along with that were fantastic."

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Writer: Simmo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 22 2008

Time: 12:51PM

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Thank you to former Vital Derby Editor Simmo for this article. As for Daniel Piorkowski I don't know anything about him, but hopefully Simmo (as he's from that neck of the woods) can fill us in a little more? Although he's done a decent job above.
Rammie
 

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