League One transfer latest: Derby sign replacement for Liverpool loanee

Leyton Orient

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Derby County were one step away from the Premier League last season, but lost 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers in the Championship playoff final. The Rams will look to make a return to the top flight this time around, but will have to do it without Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom, who spend last season on loan with Steve McClaren's side. With the right back returning to Anfield, McClaren has landed his replacement as Cyrus Christie follows striker Callum Wilson in leaving League One side Coventry City. The Sky Blues will receive an undisclosed fee for the 21-year-old, who signs a three-year deal at Pride Park.

"We have been monitoring Cyrus for some time. He fits the profile of young, talented players," said McClaren. "Right-back has been a focus for us this summer. We are delighted that Cyrus has chosen Derby County for this key stage of his career. There has been a great deal of competition for his signature."

Leyton Orient are believed to be in the money after Italian Francesco Becchetti took over the club earlier this week, and the O's made their first signing of the new era by landing former Charlton midfielder Bradley Pritchard on a free transfer. The 28-year-old Zimbabwean was playing in non-league with Hayes and Yeading until Charlton landed him in 2011, and he made 61 appearances, scoring twice, before being released at the end of last season.

Elsewhere in League One, Swindon Town have reacted to speculation that Peterborough United could be eyeing up a move to sign right back Nathan Thompson from the Robins. Darren Ferguson's men lost both of their right backs this summer as Mark Little and Craig Alcock left upon the expiration of their contracts, which had reportedly led them to eye up a move for Thompson as a replacement - but Swindon boss Mark Cooper says the club won't sell on the cheap.

"It would take an awful lot of money," he said. "I wouldn't see the benefit of selling him to a team in our league, or a rival, for a couple of hundred grand."

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