Derby County - Another win for Rams at appeal
UK time is: 23:49:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Another win for Rams at appeal

Another win for Rams at appeal

The Rams have completed the signing of Australian midfielder Mile Sterjovski, after he received a work permit on appeal.

Paul Jewell travelled down to London straight after the Rams penalty shoot-out victory against Sheffield Wednesday where he had to face a Home Office hearing on Wednesday after the 28-year-old Australian fell short of the criteria to gain an automatic permit to play in the Premier League.

But in another victory for the club the hearing found in their favour and Sterjovski was free to join the Rams from Turkish club Genclerbirligi for an undisclosed fee.

Jewell was delighted with the outcome and happy to have the experienced midfielder on board.

He said: 'I am delighted with the decision, although we always felt we had a strong case.
'Mile is an international player with Champions League and World Cup experience. He will make a fantastic addition to the squad.'

The stumbling block was even though the attacking midfielder was a member of Australia's World Cup squad in 2006, he has not played the required 75 per cent of their matches in the past two years.

But before the appeal the 28-year-old was confident the matter can be resolved and Derby's case was backed by a letter of support from the Australian Football Federation.

'I'm confident that the work permit will be OK but there's always a chance that it won't,' said Sterjovski.

'One game I missed was when the national team only used A-League players against Kuwait and the other was when my former club, Basel, had an important UEFA Cup match.'

There is still some red tape to go before Sterjovski can play for the Rams, as they are still awaiting international clearance and are hoping to get it by noon on Friday so that he can play against Preston in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Sterjovski can play as a right winger or striker and has signed an 18-month deal with the Rams.

The Journalist

Writer: Peter Simcox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 24 2008

Time: 11:02AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
this news for the rams just gets better
ozanne park rangers
Report Abuse
24/01/2008 18:12:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Derby County Articles

Vital Derby On Twitter (Saturday November 28 2015)

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)

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. Brighton 18 10 8 0 +10 38
2. Middlesbrough 18 11 3 4 +15 36
3. Derby County 18 10 6 2 +15 36
4. Hull City 18 10 5 3 +16 35
5. Burnley 18 9 7 2 +9 34
6. Birmingham 18 8 4 6 +5 28
7. Ipswich 18 7 7 4 +3 28

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Robbo's View: Wolves 1-1 MK Dons
MK Dons : 28/11/2015 22:14:00
Birmingham : 28/11/2015 21:34:00
Boro on the rise
Middlesbrough : 28/11/2015 21:17:01
Karanka not happy with performance
Middlesbrough : 28/11/2015 21:04:01
RUFC - Redfearn 'Collins Played A Real Part'
Rotherham : 28/11/2015 20:09:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v. Hull City
Suggested By:  MikeC
Carson 0%
Christie 0%
Keogh 0%
Shackell 0%
Warnock 50%
Thorne 0%
Butterfield 50%
Hendrick 0%
Ince 0%
Martin 0%
Weimann 0%
Bryson 0%
Russell 0%