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Smith & Oakley join Derby

Smith & Oakley join Derby

After days of waiting, Ryan Smith today put pen to paper on a 3 year deal at Pride Park - and was immediately followed by former Southampton man Matt Oakley.

Smith, 19, has arrived from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee and goes straight into the squad for Sunday's curtain raiser against Southampton - as does the 28 year old Oakley, who left the Saints in the summer and is relishing the challenge of helping the Rams' charge for the Premiership.

Derby boss Billy Davies immediately put Oakley's name forward as a potential captain of the side.


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Date:Friday August 4 2006
Time: 8:51PM

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double swoop all sounds good you will just have to wait and see if it all turns out for the best.
mwerner
05/08/2006 10:05:00
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well he has finally signed for you, i duno if oakley will be any good he's always out injured isnt he
green giant 12
05/08/2006 23:35:00
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