Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

New Reserve Approach

New Reserve Approach

Derby's reserve side is expected to take a much more youthful approach next season, with the clubs strategy being to field an U21 side to help with the fast tracking of talented youth.

Adam Pearson has confirmed this is the approach that we are taking, with Derby being linked to several youngsters on short-term deals to see what they can offer. Up to three youngsters are expected to arrive, adding to plenty we already have.

"The manager (Nigel Clough) is creating an under-21 development team that will play in the reserve league.

"We are going to be signing two or three promising young players on short-term contracts.

"They are lads who have a chance and it is with a view to seeing how they progress in the development team."

Pearson was talking to the Evening Telegraph.

If a club is able to bring through its own players through youth programs this is always going to save money, then if the players become stars this can generate money. Rather than having a squad of 30-40 senior professionals as we have this season, if we can reduce this to 20-25 senior professionals with 10-15 youngsters, who make up the reserve side these youngsters get to be our reserve side and gain some sort of experience and can then hopefully be fast tracked into the first team as planned?

Get active! Have your say on this articles content below!

Free to play Fantasy Football Championship game: Click here for details. £5,000 in cash to be won!



For the very latest Championship odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Gazza
Date:Friday May 15 2009
Time: 3:30PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Derby County Articles

Rams Thrashed By City

Derby County showed their weak underbelly on the road again as Bristol City sent them home from Ashton Gate with a 4-1 hiding. Matej Vydra put The Rams in front from the penalty spot in the first half

Stats: Bristol City v Derby County

All the stats from Bristol City (4) vs (1) Derby County, Ashton Gate, 16/09/17 15:00 Att: 19, 473

2017 Non League Day Announced

One of the biggest events of the year to promote the Non League game will return for an eighth consecutive season during the next international break.

Officials - Bristol City v Derby (16/9/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Bristol City and Derby County this Saturday.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v. Bristol City
Suggested By: MikeC
Carson67%
Baird0%
Keogh33%
Davies0%
Olsson0%
Huddlestone0%
Johnson0%
Weimann0%
Vydra0%
Lawrence0%
Nugent0%
Winnall0%
Martin0%
Russell0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment