Tannadice Park

Next Game

Dundee Utd v Hamilton

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

St Mirren Park

Last Game

St Mirren 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

Derby land striker Russell

Derby County have won the race to sign highly-rated Dundee United striker Johnny Russell.

Last Updated: 10/06/13 at 18:31 Post Comment

Johnny Russell: Striker has signed a four-year deal with Championship side Derby

Johnny Russell: Striker has signed a four-year deal with Championship side Derby

The 23-year-old, who scored 20 goals in 38 appearances last season, arrives at Pride Park on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £700,000.

Rams boss Nigel Clough, who has already brought in Burnley goalkeeper Lee Grant and Chris Martin from Norwich, had made Russell his top summer target.

"We're delighted to sign Johnny and his goalscoring exploits north of the border are something we've been aware of for some time," Clough said.

"He's been prolific in the last few years and from what we've seen of him we believe he can transfer that form to the Championship.

"At 23 he is a player who's only going to improve as well and we feel he's the right type of player to complement the options and players we already have in attack.

"We've had some stiff competition from a number of clubs to get him here so it's nice to come out on top and convince him Derby County is the best place for him.

"Johnny is an ambitious and hungry player and he shares our desire to be fighting it out for a top six spot next season and we're pleased to have him on board."

A product of Dundee United's youth system, Russell made his professional debut as a substitute during a 2-0 defeat to Falkirk in May 2007.

He had loan spells at Forfar and Raith Rovers before making his first-team breakthrough in the 2010/11 season.

"Would like to thank everyone at Dundee United who gave me the chance!" Russell wrote on Twitter.

"Really gonna miss the place, been the best 10 years of my life and met some great people! I wish United all the best in the future.

"Im absolutely delighted to sign for such a great club and can't wait for next season already!"

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo completes Valencia move

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has signed for Spanish side Valencia on an initial one-year loan deal.

Transfer news: Harry Redknapp reveals failures of Fabio Borini and Jermain Defoe deals

Harry Redknapp has revealed QPR were thwarted in their bid to bring Jermain Defoe and Fabio Borini to the club.

Transfer news: Tom Cleverley to remain with Manchester United after deadline day mix-up

Tom Cleverley will remain at Manchester United after Aston Villa and Everton failed to sign him on deadline day.

Mail Box

It's That Time Again: 'Wenger Out'

Are Arsenal fans the ficklest in the Premier League? That's one question in the mailbox as Gooners call for Wenger to leave (again). Plus, plenty of reaction to Falcao...

Wenger: The Most Stubborn Manager Going

Arsenal fans would quite like their club to sign a striker thank you very much, whilst someone is excited about Jim White et al. Plus, Klose to Arsenal please...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property