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Lee Grant joins Stoke City on loan from Derby County

Lee Grant joins Stoke City on loan from Derby County Credit: ITV News Central

Lee Grants has joined Stoke City on loan from Derby County.

The 33-year-old stopper has put pen to paper on a temporary switch until the New Year.

The keeper has made 420 appearances throughout his career - with most of those coming in the second tier of English football.

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Big blow for Derby ahead of play-offs as midfielder breaks leg

Derby County have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the play-off after it was confirmed that star midfielder George Thorne suffered a broken leg in their match with Ipswich on Saturday.

George Thorne in action for Derby at Brighton last weekend Credit: PA

The club said today he sustained a double-break to his lower right leg, following a tackle in the second half of the match.

X-rays confirmed the break, and the club says they expect Thorne to be out of action for around three months.

Derby take on Hull in the play-off semi finals, and will play the first leg at home after finishing fifth in the Championship.

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Andy Reid: 'We just want to beat Derby'

The iPro Stadium is the venue for this weekend's East Midlands derby as Derby County and Nottingham Forest go head-to-head.

Forest were victorious in the reverse fixture at the City Ground earlier in the season, but Derby are fighting for promotion.

Nottingham Forest player & coach Andy Reid gave us some fighting talk ahead of tomorrow's hugely anticipated fixture.

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