Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Riggott Happy To Be Back

Riggott Happy To Be Back

Chris Riggott is delighted to have been given a chance to prove his fitness with the reward of a potential deal to take him back to the club he supported as a youngster the icing on the cake. After being released by Cardiff City midway through last season due to injuries Riggott underwent an operation on his troublesome back in the hope that this would allow him to return to playing at some point in the future.

Having joined up with The Rams squad for pre-season training he has been working on his fitness away from the main squad but Nigel Clough has spoken of his hope that the player can join in soon and get a couple of games under his belt as they continue to assess his fitness. Riggott has also spoken of his desire to return to full fitness and represent the club who brought him through their youth ranks telling dcfc.co.uk:

'To play for the club again would be phenomenal. I am hoping this is a new chapter for me, a new dawn. 'It feels brilliant, absolutely brilliant. It feels right. It's fantastic to be around the place and the potential of what could come of it is very exciting"

'I had surgery on my back in April. It was a case of decompressing the nerves around my lower back, which had been causing me a lot of problems with my legs and the back itself. Hopefully, that is all behind me now. The idea is to see how I get on in pre-season and play a couple of games. I don't want to tempt fate but I feel strong, I feel good and the back feels like it has improved."

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:MikeC
Date:Sunday July 10 2011
Time: 1:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Derby County Articles

Officials - Derby v Sheffield Wednesday (21/10/17)

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

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.

Safe Standing Gets A Step Closer To The Championship

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

Vydra Helps Rams To Forest Win

Derby County were clinical with their chances to retain the Brian Clough trophy with a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at Pride Park. Matej Vydra opened the scoring inside the first minute and The

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v. Forest
Suggested By: MikeC
Carson2%
Wisdom0%
Keogh0%
Davies0%
Forsyth0%
Huddlestone0%
Ledley7%
Russell21%
Vydra21%
Lawrence21%
Nugent14%
Thorne7%
Martin7%
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