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Shackell signs three-year deal to rejoin Derby County

Derby County have re-signed defender Jason Shackell from fellow Championship rivals Burnley.

The 31-year-old centre-back has joined Derby on a three-year contract, with the Rams paying an undisclosed fee to the Lancashire club.

Shackell is no stranger to Derby, after spending a season with the club during the 2011/12 campaign.

He appeared on 49 occasions in all competitions, before moving to Turf Moor in July 2012.

Derby County sign Andreas Weimann from Aston Villa

Derby County have signed Andreas Weimann from Aston Villa, on a four-year-deal.

Weimann in action for Villa in February this year Credit: Nigel French/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Austrian international forward has signed for an undisclosed fee after falling out of favour at Villa under Tim Sherwood.

Weimann has been capped 13 times by his country, and has more than 100 Premier League appearances to his name.

New Derby head coach Paul Clement told the club website:

It goes without saying that we are very pleased to welcome Andreas Weimann to Derby County and we very much look forward to working with him.

He has a good amount of top flight experience to his name and, at the age of 23, he still has a lot of potential.

Andreas is an exciting talent and he will be a positive addition to the squad, along with the recent signings of Darren Bent, Alex Pearce and Scott Carson.

– Paul Clement, Derby County head coach


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Derby County legend: Uncertainty the reason for McClaren departure

Former Derby County forward, Roger Davies, says he believes the uncertainty over the future of Steve McClaren may have been the reason for the club's slump towards the end of the season - which saw the Rams miss out on the play-offs - and ultimately the sacking of McClaren.

Rumours linking McClaren to the job at Newcastle circulated since January, coinciding with the club's dip in form.


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