Derby finally got their man on transfer deadline day earlier this summer, when they secured him on a £4 million deal from Huddersfield Town.
The midfielder comes in to improve the options across the middle of Paul Clement’s team, as they look to kick-start their season and get moving in the right direction.
“There are a lot of good players here, the training ground is fantastic and we are favourites for promotion,” he told the Derby Telegraph.
“It has been a tough start although I think the team has played well but not really got what it has deserved from matches.”
“I have watched the games and the lads have so much possession and play some really good football.”
Clement under pressure
Derby also secured a late deal for Bradley Johnson and manager Paul Clement is under massive pressure because he’s been backed in a big way.
Derby also made a number of impressive signings earlier in the summer and their squad looks very strong, as they aim to push on and take that step up into the Premier League.
Clement now knows that if his team don’t perform and struggle to a point where the club is forced to review his position then he’s got no one else to blame because he’s been given the means to go after every addition he’s wanted to make in the transfer market.