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Forest sign Villa midfielder on loan until end of season

Nottingham Forest have signed midfielder Gary Gardner on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old won five England Under 21 caps under Forest boss Stuart Pearce.

He is available for selection for Forest's match against Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.

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Darren Bent signs for Derby County on loan

Darren Bent meets his new boss at Derby County Credit: Derby County FC

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has moved to Derby County on loan until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old centre forward bolsters Steve McClaren’s attacking options with over 100 goals in the top flight to his name.

The player has also represented England when the Derby boss was in charge of the national side and said that was a major reason for him signing.

I am delighted to be here. Derby are flying this season, they have good players, a good squad, a good Head Coach and this is a great move for me.

With Derby, though, we are talking about a team that is fighting for the Championship title and looking to get promoted.

They play really, really good attacking football and the Head Coach played a big part in me coming here.

I worked with Steve when we was at England and I sat down and had the conversation with him and from that, I knew I wanted to come here.

– DARREN BENT, DERBY COUNTY STRIKER
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