Rams sign keeper.

Last updated : 23 March 2005 By The Rambler
The Rams have acted swiftly to bring in experienced goalie Kevin Miller as
number two to Lee Camp.

Miller, 36, is expected in Derby tomorrow (Thursday) to sign a loan deal
keeping him at Derby County until the end of the season.

The move comes after Campy's current deputy, Lee Grant, picked up a hairline
fracture to his wrist in training. He will see a specialist on Thursday
morning to assess the extent of the damage.

Rams boss George Burley said: "We will hopefully have everything finalised
with Kevin on Thursday morning and he will join us on loan until the end of
the season.

"Kevin is an experienced keeper who my goalkeeping coach, Malcolm Webster,
knows well. When we heard he was available we moved quickly to bring him in
as understudy to Campy."

Miller moves to Derby following a long career that saw him start at Exeter
City and then enjoy spells with Birmingham City, Watford, Crystal Palace,
Barnsley, Exeter again and latterly Bristol Rovers.

His career has totalled 721 appearances, during which time he enjoyed
Premiership experience with Palace in the 1997/98 season - a campaign in
which he became the first goalkeeper to prevent the Rams from scoring at
their then new home of Pride Park.

Combined fees for the experienced Falmouth-born custodian have reached over

Miller began his professional career with Exeter in 1989 after joining from
non-league Newquay, before a year at Birmingham and three at Watford.

His form with the Hornets saw him move to Selhurst Park upon Palace's
promotion to the top flight, where he was a key figure in an eventually
unsuccessful battle against relegation.

Miller then played more than 120 times for Barnsley before he returned to
Exeter, and on their relegation from the Football League he joined Bristol
Rovers in July 2003.