UK time is: 01:20:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Ins and Outs

Two of Derby County`s squad were involved in deals this week with David Martin joining Walsall on a month`s loan and youngster Mark O`Brien signing a new deal to keep him at the club until the summer of 2015. Martin, who joined The Rams in the summer of 2010 after spending three months on loan in the preceding season, has struggled to break into the first team and has only just returned from an ankle injury picked up in pre-season. He played in the reserves 6-1 victory over Walsall and impressed Saddlers` boss Dean Smith enough for him to enquire about taking the former Millwall winger on loan. The deal will keep Martin at the League Two club for a month.

O`Brien has put pen to paper on a new contract that extends his deal until the summer of 2015. After having missed most of the previous two seasons after a heart operation and a problem with his ankle O`Brien was one of The Rams` most consistent performers in pre-season. After Russell Anderson limped out of the opening day victory over Birmingham City to be replaced by the youngster he has been ever present ever since and Nigel Clough acted quickly to secure his future at Pride Park. Talking to dcfc.co.uk about the deal O`Brien said:

'I'm delighted and lost for words to be honest that the Club has offered me the opportunity to remain a Derby County player for the long-term. The last month or so has been an absolute dream. I've had so many highs during the last few weeks; it's been a huge learning curve for me in the early stages of my career and I'm really happy I've been presented the opportunity to extend my career here at Derby I'm really happy here and I'm enjoying my football, so it was a no-brainer to sign.'




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:Thursday September 15 2011

Time: 8:00PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Derby County Articles

Rams Made To Work For Win (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Stats: Derby County v Bournemouth (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Fulham Next Up In Cup (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Martin Double Wins Points (Monday September 29 2014)

Stats: Bolton Wanderers v Derby County (Monday September 29 2014)

Rams Ease Past Reading (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Stats: Derby County v Reading (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Keogh and Hendrick In Ireland Squad (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Keogh Extends Deal (Tuesday September 23 2014)

Rams Come From Behind To Claim Point (Sunday September 21 2014)

Archived Derby County Articles

List All Vital Derby Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Norwich 10 6 2 2 11 20
2. Forest 10 5 5 0 10 20
3. Watford 10 6 2 2 8 20
4. Derby County 10 5 4 1 9 19
5. Ipswich 10 5 3 2 6 18
6. Charlton 10 4 6 0 4 18
7. Wolves 10 5 3 2 3 18

Breaking League News

Match Report From Kid's Corner: Wigan v Forest
Forest : 02/10/2014 00:04:00
Bolton : 01/10/2014 23:00:00
Williams Joins Tykes on Loan
Fulham : 01/10/2014 23:00:00
LUFC Warnock dropped as Milanic wants stability
Leeds Utd : 01/10/2014 22:14:00
AFH: Another Week, Another Manager
Watford : 01/10/2014 21:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do The Rams still need to strengthen?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Goalkeeper 4%
Fullback 12%
Central Defender 45%
Midfield 10%
Wide Attacker 7%
Central Striker 15%
Nowhere 7%