Phil Earns His Spurs

Last updated : 17 September 2005 By The Rambler

After the early capture on Friday of
Coventry City striker Stern John, The Rams have again delved in to the transfer market with the loan signings of Tottenham duo Johnnie Jackson and Mounir el Hamdaoui.

Boss Phil Brown has used the emergency loan system to bring both players on 93-day loan deals, taking their stay at Pride Park through until mid-December.

Jackson, 23, will make The Rams his fifth loan spell, having been loaned out to four different clubs since turning professional in March 2000 - Swindon Town, Colchester United (both in 2002-03), Coventry City (2003-04) and Watford (2004-05).

The former England Under-20 international is left-sided midfielder who can also operate at left-back.

He made his Spurs debut in a 2-0 defeat at Portsmouth on Boxing Day 2003 and opened his scoring account in a 4-2 win at Charlton in February 2004.

Striker Hamdaoui joined Tottenham from second division Dutch side Excelsior Rotterdam in January 2005. He spent four seasons in Holland with the Rotterdam club, scoring 32 goals in 74 games.

A return of 11 goals in 14 appearances in 2004-05 prompted Spurs to move for the 21-year-old, who made six appearances for Spurs reserves the same season, scoring twice.

The young striker represented Holland at Under-21 level before pledging his international allegiance to Morocco.