Derby County tie-up permanent deal for Dawkins

Dawkins has impressed on loan at Derby Credit: PA

Derby County have signed Tottenham midfielder Simon Dawkins on a permanent deal following a successful loan spell.

Dawkins joins Steve McClaren's men for an undisclosed fee, believed to be worth in the region of £500,000, on a two-and-a-half year contract.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder joined the Rams from Spurs on a three-month deal in October and has scored three goals in his 13 appearances.