Jimenez loan put on hold

Last updated : 31 January 2002 By
Toni Jimenez loan deal now in doubt
Toni Jimenez
will have to wait a while for any decision about the proposed loan deal between Atletico Madrid and the Rams.
After a succesful two day trial with Derby the 31 year old was all set for a season long loan but recent events and the appointment of John Gregory as new Rams manager has cast doubt over the aggreement.

Rumours are already surfacing that ex Derby County player and coach Eric Steele could be on the way back to Pride Park after he left to join Gregory at Villa Park. However Steele still has a lengthy contract to see out and with last nights protests against the board and Chairman Doug Ellis at Villa Park it is hard to see the Rams rocking any boats or paying off Steele's contract at this point.