Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Swansea

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Derby loan Chelsea youngster

Derby County have signed England U21 international Patrick Bamford on loan from Chelsea for the remainder of the season.

Last Updated: 06/01/14 at 11:38 Post Comment

Patrick Bamford: Scored 16 goals in 29 appearances for MK Dons this season

Patrick Bamford: Scored 16 goals in 29 appearances for MK Dons this season

The 20-year-old striker impressed during a loan spell at MK Dons during the first half of the season, scoring 16 goals in 29 appearances, and agreed to join the Rams after talks with manager Steve McClaren.

Bamford's loan spell will be effective from Monday, 6 January, meaning he will not be eligible to make his Derby debut against his parent club when they meet in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

A Derby statement read: "After meeting head coach Steve McClaren, Bamford has agreed to bolster the Rams' attacking firepower for the rest of the season and is expected to be in contention to make his debut in next Friday's Sky Bet Championship game away to Leicester City.

"Bamford is to become the fourth England U21 international in Derby's squad, alongside academy product Will Hughes and loanees Andre Wisdom (Liverpool) and Michael Keane (Manchester United)."

Grantham-born Bamford came through the ranks at Derby's East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest.

He made two first-team appearances for the Tricky Trees at the age of 18 during the 2011/12 season, and within a month had joined Chelsea on a five-year deal.

Bamford had two loan stints with MK Dons and his fine scoring form earned him the League One Player of the Month award in October.

Bamford represented England at both U18 and U19 level and was handed his first U21 cap by head coach Gareth Southgate in November's 9-0 rout of San Marino.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski to sign for Galatasaray on Saturday

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski will complete his transfer to Galatasaray this afternoon.

England's Laura Bassett: 'I wish no-one knew my name'

Laura Bassett says she is still deeply hurting after her stoppage-time own goal ended England Women’s World Cup dream.

Gerrard turned down Euro move

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company