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Derby extend Butland loan deal

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Jack Butland. Credit: PA

Derby have extended the loan spell of Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Butland's initial stay with the Championship club was due to expire this week, but the England Under-21 international will now remain at the iPro Stadium for another seven days while Rams number one Lee Grant completes his recovery from an ankle injury.

The 21-year-old was brought in as cover for Grant after he was injured against Reading in October. Grant has missed six matches and it is still unclear whether he will be fit for Saturday's league trip to Watford.

Butland has made five appearances for Derby, keeping two clean sheets and helping the side to three wins along the way.

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Butland set for Derby loan

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Butland is off to Derby. Credit: PA

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is set to join Derby on loan, Press Association Sport understands.

Rams head coach Steve McClaren has made a move for the England Under-21 international following an injury to first-choice keeper Lee Grant at the weekend.

The deal is expected to be finalised later on Monday, with Butland set to make his debut for Derby in their Sky Bet Championship fixture against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night.

Rams pile misery on Fulham

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Chris Martin got two. Credit: PA

Fulham's woeful start to the season continued when they were thrashed 5-1 at Derby to pile the pressure on manager Felix Magath.

His young side looked worryingly frail at the back and fell apart as Derby ran riot in the second half with Chris Martin scoring twice.

Jamie Ward gave Derby a half-time lead and although Scott Parker equalised, Martin's double and strikes from Craig Bryson and Simon Dawkins made it a miserable day for relegated Fulham and Magath.

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Rams see off Carlisle

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Jeff Hendrick scored the opener. Credit: PA

For the second time in three days Jeff Hendrick proved to be Derby's man on the spot, grabbing the second-half goal which broke Carlisle's brave resistance and secured a 2-0 win in the Capital One Cup first-round tie at Brunton Park.

Hendrick, who netted the winner in Derby's Championship opener on Saturday, was unmarked at the far post when he headed in Will Hughes' cross, and Derby secured victory in added time when Chris Martin sidefooted a right-wing cross home from six yards.

Derby sign George Thorne from West Brom

George Thorne
George Thorne. Credit: PA

Derby have signed midfielder George Thorne from West Brom for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old has penned a four-year deal with the Rams having helped them reach the Championship play-off final last season while on loan.

Derby boss Steve McClaren told the club website: "We're really pleased that George Thorne has joined us on a permanent basis.

"I am sure the fans will be delighted to welcome him back and we're equally pleased that he sees Derby County as the right place for him at this point of his career.

"It's taken a lot of hard work for us to get to this stage but I think it says a lot about where we are at as a club that we've been able to bring someone like George in permanently."

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