Further striker interest for the Rams

Last updated : 17 May 2010 By Rams Mad Editor

Derek Riordan
Derek Riordan interesting the Rams as a forward option
Derby County are said to be considering a bid for Scottish Forward Derek Riordan. The twenty seven year old forward currently plays for Hibs in the Scottish Premier League and has a year left on his present contract.

Riordan has scored 16 goals this season from a wide position and this has sparked interest from Nigel Clough, even though at present the Rams have a glut of strikers at the club.

It is thought that Hibs are now looking at trying to cash in on Riordan rather than keep him at Easter Road for another season, or extend his contract further.

There has interest in the goal scorer from English clubs before. Burnley had a bid of £400,000 rejected when Derek was then playing for Celtic in 2008, a club he Joined in 2006 for £170,000 in 2006. Things however didn't work out for Riordan at Celtic and he eventually left for Hibs for an undisclosed fee in 2008.

On a personal level Riordan does appear to be a fiery Scot. He was given a two year ban from all pubs and clubs in the Edinburgh area after an incident with bouncers at the 'Berlin' night club. This was increased to five years for a second incident in November 2008, which saw him allegedly hit someone in a nightclub. A year after this incident he was again arrested for a breach of the peace, which resulted in a fine, Hibs also disciplined the player...

Derek Riordan (Hibernian) Information
Date of birth
Sunday, 16th January 1983
Place of birth
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Squad No.

Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
DebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
13 Sep 200870 (6)2880
29 Jul 200613 (19)820
15 Feb 2003116 (20)64101
18 Jan 20032 (0)400
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
First App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
15 Aug 200941 (2)1640
13 Sep 200829 (4)1240
25 Aug 20073 (8)110
29 Jul 200610 (11)710
30 Jul 200537 (5)2060
07 Aug 200443 (1)2340
09 Aug 200332 (8)1801
18 Jan 20036 (6)700
Appearances 201 (+ 45 as sub); Goals 104; Yellow cards 20; Red cards 1