Lampard gets his man as Derby confirm signing of Leicester midfielder

Date published: Thursday 31st January 2019 11:31

Andy King: A doubt for Leicester City's game at Crystal Palace

Derby have swelled their central midfield ranks by signing Andy King on loan from Leicester until the end of the season.

King joined the Foxes as a youth in 2004 and since his first-team debut three years later has gone on to feature 379 times in all competitions.

He was part of the side that claimed a stunning Premier League title triumph in 2015/16 although he has fallen down the pecking order under Claude Puel.

King, who was loaned to Swansea for the second half of last season, has played only once for Leicester this term, coming on as a substitute in the surprise third round defeat at Newport.

Derby manager Frank Lampard insists the 28-year-old, capped 50 times by Wales, still has plenty to offer.

He said on Derby’s website: “We’re delighted to welcome Andy King to Derby County for the rest of the season.

“He is a talented and experienced midfielder who has competed in the Premier League and top end of the Championship with great success.

“I am sure he will have a positive impact on the squad for the rest of the season.”

 

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