Dawkins delight at Derby deal

Simon Dawkins is "excited" to have joined Derby on loan from Spurs and is looking forward to finally playing under Steve McClaren.

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

Simon Dawkins: Forward has joined Derby on loan

Simon Dawkins: Forward has joined Derby on loan

Simon Dawkins is "excited" to have joined Derby and is looking forward to finally playing under Steve McClaren.

The Tottenham forward has spent this week training with Derby and has now secured a three-month loan deal at Pride Park.

He has twice trained with McClaren at other clubs and the 25-year-old, who had a spell on loan at Aston Villa last season, is happy to be linking up with the former England coach.

"I am really excited to join," Dawkins told Derby's official website. "It is a big, big club. I know the manager well so I cannot wait to get playing.

"He tried to get me at FC Twente, whether it was a loan move or something on a permanent basis I am not too sure, but that didn't quite happen.

"Then we ran into each other again at QPR, and a transfer didn't quite happen there either. But hopefully this time he has got his player!

"All the managers that you really like, you hope that wherever they go they keep you in mind, and hopefully I can now repay the faith that he has shown in me.

"You always want to play for a big club and a great manager, and I have that opportunity now, so it is time to repay his faith."

Derby boss McClaren added: "I'm really pleased we've been able to bring Simon in and add to the group we already have.

"He's someone I know and it was a 'no-brainer' getting him in to train with us and this week has been about seeing how he settled into the squad, rather than about his ability.

"He has done very well and it's great to have him on board for the next three months."


New Sky Bet customers: Claim free £5 bet every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea maintain five-point lead after 1-1 draw with Manchester City

Chelsea remain five points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with second-placed Manchester City.

Premier League: Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew disappointed with slow start in 1-0 loss to Everton

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has admitted his side were nowhere near their best in their 1-0 loss at home to Everton.

Sky Bet Championship: Derby and Middlesbrough keep up pressure with wins

Grant Leadbitter kept up his perfect penalty record this season as Middlesbrough won 1-0 win at Brentford, while Derby beat Cardiff 2-0.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

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