Report: Derby expected to announce Bent and Pearce deals early this week

Derby County have been proactive in terms of recruitment since the end of last season.

The Derby Telegraph has reported that the Rams are expected to complete two pieces of transfer business early this week under Paul Clement.

The new boss appears to have wasted no time looking at ways of improving his squad, with deals for experienced striker Darren Bent and defender Alex Pearce expected to go through without any complications.

Bent has the very recent experience of having played for the club on loan under ex-boss Steve McClaren last season.

He’ll know all about the pressure to hit the back of the net frequently in attack and could thrive with his long term future now sorted out.

Pearce will add some good steel and pace to the backline, with both deals centred around each player being a free agent.

That showers the current power Derby possess in terms of being able to sell themselves as a product in the Championship, with any player they are linked with signing throughout the summer.

However, Clement is likely to challenge all of his players to show why they deserve a place in his first team, with the slate wiped clean.

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