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Derby defender set for lengthy lay off with knee injury

Forsyth suffered the injury in Saturday's draw against Aston Villa. Credit: Reuters

Derby have been dealt an injury blow with the news that defender Craig Forsyth has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is set for another lengthy absence.

Forsyth, 27, suffered the injury during the goalless draw with Aston Villa at the iPro Stadium on Saturday and it is the Scotland international's second serious knee injury in the space of 10 months.

It is the same injury which forced him to miss a large part of last season and the left-back only made his first competitive appearance since November in this month's EFL Cup first-round victory over Grimsby.

Derby boss Nigel Pearson told the club's official website:

This is incredibly unfortunate and disappointing news for Craig. He worked incredibly hard to get back to fitness for the start of pre-season training and had done well in the early-season games. He will have all the support and encouragement that he needs from everyone at the club during his rehabilitation work.

He is a tremendous character and a popular member of the squad. We're certainly not putting a timeframe on when he will be back, but what is of paramount importance is that he returns once again to be an important member of our squad.

It's a blow from a team perspective as well but right now all we're concerned about is Craig and his well-being.

– Derby boss Nigel Pearson


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Man United defender joins Wolves on loan

Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has signed for Wolves on a season-long loan.

The left-back featured under Louis van Gaal last season, but it has been deemed by new manager Jose Mourinho that he needs to play games elsewhere for experience.

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West Brom bring in Everton youngster on loan

West Brom have boosted their squad with the arrival of defender Brendan Galloway on loan from Everton.

The full-back, who had been linked with Newcastle, has signed on until the end of the season at The Hawthorns.


Derby sign Manchester United striker on loan

James Wilson Credit: Martin Rickett / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Derby County have signed Manchester United and England Under 21 striker James Wilson on loan.

The Staffordshire-born striker will join Nigel Pearson’s squad in Derby for a season-long loan. He's made 20 first-team appearance for Manchester United, scoring four goals.

"We’re delighted to have agreed to bring James Wilson on a season-long loan. I hope that this loan deal will prove to be mutually beneficial for all parties and I would like to place on record our thanks to Manchester United for allowing James to join us. He is an energetic player who will add to our existing attacking options.”

– Manager Nigel Pearson
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