The Rams have completed the double signing from Crewe Alexandra

John Brayford
John Brayford reunited with boss Nigel Clough
After a long chase Nigel Clough has pulled off a double signing from Crewe Alexandra of John Brayford and James Bailey.

The pair have been purchased for a fee of around 1m. There is a sell on clause written into the deal, which would see Crewe receive a further 15% of any fee received by the Rams.

The pair were given permission to talk to both players on Friday and spent the weekend in talks with Derby and having a medical.

Brayford has signed a three year deal with the Rams and re-joins his former boss Nigel Clough, whom he played for at Burton Albion. The six foot defender is a potential gem and has already played seven times for the England C team...
Date of birth
Tuesday, 29th December 1987
Height
5.8
Place of birth
Stoke, England
Weight
11.2
Nationality
England
Position
Defence
Comments
Squad No.
2
Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
Team
DebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
11 Oct 200886 (2)230
29 Apr 200687 (6)841
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
Season
First App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
08 Aug 200948 (0)000
09 Aug 200844 (2)330
11 Aug 200758 (1)620
28 Aug 200623 (4)121
29 Apr 20060 (1)000
Appearances 173 (+ 8 as sub); Goals 10; Yellow cards 7; Red cards 1


Bailey another six footer, plays in midfield and at 21 is another seen by Clough as a potential asset for the Rams. He has played 46 times for Crewe since joining them in 2007.
Date of birth
Sunday, 18th September 1988
Height
6.0
Place of birth
Bollington, England
Weight
12.6
Nationality
England
Position
Midfield
Comments
Squad No.
16
Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
Team
DebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
James Bailey
James Bailey
22 Dec 200753 (2)010
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
Season
First App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
08 Aug 200922 (1)010
09 Aug 200831 (0)000
22 Dec 20070 (1)000
Appearances 53 (+ 2 as sub); Goals 0; Yellow cards 1; Red cards 0


Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
Team
DebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
11 Oct 200886 (2)230
29 Apr 200687 (6)841
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
Season
First App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
08 Aug 200948 (0)000
09 Aug 200844 (2)330
11 Aug 200758 (1)620
28 Aug 200623 (4)121
29 Apr 20060 (1)000
Appearances 173 (+ 8 as sub); Goals 10; Yellow cards 7; Red cards 1