Derby County left it late to pick up two excellent signings on the last day of the transfer window yesterday.
Tom Ince and Jesse Lingard have become the Rams latest sigings of the seven made during the window.
Tom Ince is a 23 year-old attacking midfielder from Hull City. Hhe has represented England at U17, U19 AND U21 level and has a wealth of Premiership experience. He also seems to like playing for East Midlands clubs, having previously been on loan to Notts County, where his father Paul Ince was manager, and Nottingham Forest. He has primarily been brought in to replace the injured Johnny Russell and Jordon Ibe, who has returned to Liverpool.
A surprise and very welcome signing is Manchester United's 22 year-old attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard. Again the talented youngster may be asked to play a wide attacking role with the Rams. Lingard is also no stranger to the Midlands, having had loans with Leicester City and a very succesful time when loaned out to Birmingham City, scoring 6 goals in 13 appearances for the Blues.
The brace of signings now takes the number of new faces at the club during January to seven, with Ryan Shotton making a permanent move to Derby, along with Raul Albentosa, Stephen Warnock, Isak SSwankambo and loan signing of Darren Bent.
Exciting times at the Ipro and a squad that has every chance of promotion to the Premiership this season...