Derby County - Rams search for defenders continues
UK time is: 13:05:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Rams search for defenders continues

Rams boss on the look out for defenders

Rams boss Paul Jewell says he is desperate to strengthen his defence, and this in most fans point of view is the most important area for the Rams.

They have conceded 46 goals so far this season in 21 games. The centre back position needs strengthening and Jewell is keen on bringing in Stephane Henchoz to Pride Park.

Rover`s defender Henchoz is well down the pecking order for places at Ewood Park under manager Mark Hughes, and he could be swayed by his former boss Jewell.

The 33-year-old played under Jewell at Wigan Athletic in the 2005/06 season before returning to Rovers, and the Derby manager is hoping he can persuade Hughes to release him on a free transfer.

Jewell has already signed a number of players in the transfer window but told BBC Radio Derby that the heart of the defence remains a priority.

'We know central defence is an area where we've lacked quality,' Jewell said.

'Everyone has made mistakes But it's proving very, very difficult to get a centre-half or two in. We're trying to get the right ones but that has proved a stumbling block.'

The Journalist

Writer: Peter Simcox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 11 2008

Time: 11:32AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
We at wednesday have a very good defender what can go, Peter Gilbert an upcoming and talented defender, and going cheap!!
will it ever happen
Report Abuse
14/01/2008 14:26:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Derby County Articles

Weimann On Initial PFA Fans' November List (Saturday November 28 2015)

Butterfield Sends Rams Top (Friday November 27 2015)

Stats: Hull City v Derby County (Friday November 27 2015)

Hull City v Derby - Teamsheets! (Friday November 27 2015)

Vital Derby On Facebook (Friday November 27 2015)

Vital MotM v. Cardiff - George Thorne (Friday November 27 2015)

One In, One Out On Loan Front (Friday November 27 2015)

Match Day Officials v Hull City (Thursday November 26 2015)

Derby Are Done - Clement (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Rams In For Left Back? (Tuesday November 24 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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diddyram 4

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Derby County 18 10 6 2 +15 36
2. Hull City 18 10 5 3 +16 35
3. Brighton 17 9 8 0 +9 35
4. Middlesbrough 17 10 3 4 +13 33
5. Burnley 17 9 6 2 +9 33
6. Birmingham 17 8 4 5 +6 28
7. Reading 17 7 6 4 +7 27

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Grant`s Rallying Cry Ahead of PNE Game
Fulham : 28/11/2015 12:25:01
Hull City 0-2 Derby - Black Friday for City
Hull City : 28/11/2015 09:36:00
Diame & Clucas On Initial PFA Fans' November List
Hull City : 28/11/2015 09:32:01
Jackson On Initial PFA Fans' November List
Charlton : 28/11/2015 09:28:01
Sask's Thoughts On Josh Martin
Birmingham : 28/11/2015 09:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v. Hull City
Suggested By:  MikeC
Carson 0%
Christie 0%
Keogh 0%
Shackell 0%
Warnock 75%
Thorne 0%
Butterfield 25%
Hendrick 0%
Ince 0%
Martin 0%
Weimann 0%
Bryson 0%
Russell 0%