Derby County - Shackell Deal Completed
UK time is: 22:14:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Shackell Deal Completed

Jason Shackell completed his switch from Barnsley signing a three year deal to become Derby County`s sixth permanent signing of an already busy summer transfer window. The 27 year old defender was captain of The Tykes and named their player of the season with his leadership qualities being a big plus points in terms of the deal with Nigel Clough admitting he was one of his main targets. The deal is believed to worth up to 1million including add-ons although was officially announced as an undisclosed fee. The Rams had to fight off competition from a number of clubs to land Shackell and the player spoke to about his choice to come to Pride Park saying:

'I am delighted to be here and very happy to be a Derby County player. There were a few clubs who threw their hat into the ring, but after talking to Nigel Clough it was pretty clear Derby County was the best option for me. His whole demeanor was very positive and it was all about looking forward, and I liked that.'

Shackell also spoke of his ambition to play at the highest level and how he saw The Rams as the perfect platform to achieve this. He stated that Nigel Clough has similar ambitions to his own with both parties looking up rather than down and hoping to be challenging at the right end of the table next season. Shackell spoke highly of the quality of the players already recruited and said that there were more deals expected, continuing:

'This place is geared up for success and having seen how active the club has been in the market this summer to add to the quality that was already here, I wanted to be part of it. The manager has a lot of ambition to be challenging at the top end of this division and as an ambitious player myself I share those aspirations, so it was a perfect fit in many ways. From the conversations I have had more players are expected to arrive, so there's no reason why we can't look forward the season very positively."

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

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

The Journalist

Writer: MikeC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 21 2011

Time: 8:00PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Derby County Articles

Video - Brentford Highlights (Sunday October 4 2015)

Vital Derby On Twitter (Friday October 2 2015)

Clement - There's More To Come (Thursday October 1 2015)

Vital Derby On Facebook (Thursday October 1 2015)

Mixed News For Midfield Duo (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Trio Gain Further Call-Ups (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Vital MotM v. MK Dons - Scott Carson (Tuesday September 29 2015)

Why not join Vital Derby (Tuesday September 29 2015)

Ince On MK Dons Win (Monday September 28 2015)

Ince In Team Of The Week (Monday September 28 2015)

Archived Derby County Articles

List All Vital Derby Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Birmingham 10 5 3 2 6 18
5. Hull City 10 5 3 2 6 18
6. Burnley 10 5 3 2 3 18
7. Derby County 10 4 5 1 5 17
8. Cardiff 10 4 4 2 3 16
9. Wolves 10 4 3 3 4 15
10. Sheff Wed 10 4 3 3 1 15

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

The Addicks deserved a Slice of Cottage Pie
Charlton : 04/10/2015 21:13:01
Reading beat Middlesbrough in top of the table clash
Reading : 04/10/2015 21:08:01
Vital Report - Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Preston
Preston : 04/10/2015 19:55:00
RUFC - Three Down But Plenty To Go?
Rotherham : 04/10/2015 19:49:01
Rotherham : 04/10/2015 19:15:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What are you expecting from Saturday?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Derby win 100%
Draw 0%
Brentford win 0%