Derby win Sky Bet Transfer Fund

Date published: Friday 10th July 2015 12:46

Rams fan Richard Jones was one of 10 finalists for the prize, with the draw made live on Sky Sports News HQ on Friday lunchtime, and he wins a prize of £5,000 for himself as well as the club award.

The first Sky Bet Transfer Fund draw was won by Derby’s local rivals Nottingham Forest, and they were able to sign Todd Kane and Gary Gardner on loan as a result.

Derby have already been busy in the transfer market this summer, with new manager Paul Clement bringing in striker Darren Bent from Aston Villa, Wigan ‘keeper Scott Carson, Reading defender Alex Pearce and most recently Hull City forward Tom Ince.

“We’re really pleased,”  said Derby’s Brandon Furse. “Pleased for Rich Jones and we thank him for putting us forward. 

“This money will certainly help. We’ve got a new football management team at Derby. This will certainly help to strengthen us and it could make a difference.

“We’ve been close the last couple of seasons and, who knows, this might just be the player that scores us that goal or saves that goal for us. We’ll put it to very, very good use.”

The nine clubs to miss out in the draw were Peterborough United, Carlisle United, Ipswich Town, Cardiff City, Rotherham United, Coventry City, Newport County, Bolton Wanderers and Southend United.

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