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Midfield Additions

Midfield Additions

The second international break of the season is already upon us and with eleven games played Vital Derby take a look at the new signings brought to Pride Park by Nigel Clough.

Clough brought in seven new signings on a permanent basis over the summer and, with four 'emergency` loans added since the transfer window closed, there has been an influx of new players compared to last season`s squad. It`s been an up and down start to the season so far with little consistency in results or team selection and a number of niggling injuries making it difficult for a settled side to develop.

In this second article we take a look at the midfield additions:

7 Lee Croft - Scored his first goal of the season against Wednesday and has generally done well since his free transfer in the summer. Works extremely hard tracking back and isn`t afraid to put his foot into a tackle when required. His final ball can sometimes be erratic but he has cemented his place on the right of midfield with some neat displays and has brought a stable look to the side in a troublesome position last season.

7/10

18 Ben Pringle - Made a good impression in pre-season and can definitely be one for the future if he continues to improve. Despite being restricted to short cameos in the first team, besides the eighty minutes played in the Carling Cup defeat to Rotherham, he has shown flashes to make him look an exciting prospect and has made on impact when coming off the bench albeit not one that has changed the outcome of any matches so far.

7/10 (for potential)

26 Lee Hendrie - Signed in an elongated swap deal involving Jordan Stewart and has made the right noises about his excitement at the deal and keenness to prove himself. Has looked steady in his substitute appearances and may take time to regain his form after not having played for a while under Kevin Blackwell. Showed some neat touches but didn`t have a good game against Cardiff (who did?) in his only start so far.

5/10

24 Jake Livermore - Looks to have the attributes to become a solid player but has had a mixed bag so far and has failed to convince at times. Gets forward well and is full of running but can sometimes be a little careless in possession. Has improved with his recent run in the side as he grows into his starting role.

6/10



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Writer:MikeC
Date:Wednesday October 7 2009
Time: 10:00AM

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