11:40 PM EDT, Mon June 27, 2016
Derby County: Conor Sammon says 'positive and negative experience...

Derby County: Conor Sammon says 'positive and negative experience...

CONOR Sammon says some posititve and some negative experiences during his time in England have helped him improve as a player. The Republic of Ireland striker has joined Scottish Premiership club Hearts following his release by Derby County. He has returned north of the border after five years, having previously enjoyed a productive spell with Kilmarnock. Derby signed him from Wigan Athletic for £1.2m in the summer of 2012. He went on to make 90 appearances (40 as a...
Derby County: Conor Sammon completes move to Hearts following...

Derby County: Conor Sammon completes move to Hearts following...

STRIKER Conor Sammon has signed for Scottish Premiership side Hearts following his release by Derby County. The Republic of Ireland international has agreed a three-year contract at Tynecastle. It marks a return to Scotland for the 29-year-old, who previously enjoyed a successful spell with Kilmarnock. Hearts finished third in the Scottish top flight in 2015-16, qualifying for the Europa League. Robbie Neilson's men get their European campaign under way in a fortnight's time. READ: Rams...
Derby County: Chris Powell was having toe operation while on...

Derby County: Chris Powell was having toe operation while on...

CHRIS Powell has revealed how a toe operation was at the centre of his return to football. It all happened really, really quickly, said Powell, who has been appointed as assistant to Derby County's new manager Nigel Pearson. Powell takes up the story: I was involved in a charity five-a-side at Stamford Bridge last Wednesday. READ: Conor Sammon agrees Hearts deal as he prepares for Rams exit I wasn't playing because I've had a problem with my toe but during a break...
Conor Sammon agrees Hearts deal as he prepares for Derby County...

Conor Sammon agrees Hearts deal as he prepares for Derby County...

STRIKER Conor Sammon will leave Derby County for Scottish Premiership club Hearts. The 29-year-old, who joined the Rams in 2012, is expected to formally sign a three-year deal with Hearts next week on his return from holiday. READ: Chris Powell says decision to return to Rams was 'no-brainer' Sammon has negotiated an early release from his contract with the Rams. His deal is due to expire on June 30 but Hearts need to register players for the Europa League 10 days before that. The...

"It's a no-brainer" – Chris Powell says it wasn't hard...

CHRIS Powell says taking up the opportunity to return to Derby County as new manager Nigel Pearson's number two was a no brainer. The former Rams player has managed both Charlton Athletic and Huddersfield Town in the Championship and admits he would not have stepped into an assistant manager's job at many clubs other than Derby. That is 100% true, said Powell, who was recently linked with the manager's post at Bolton Wanderers. READ: Nigel Pearson says Rams should...
Promotion goal – Nigel Pearson says Derby County should...

Promotion goal – Nigel Pearson says Derby County should...

DERBY County have been installed as one of the favourites to win promotion next season and new manager Nigel Pearson says they should embrace the expectation. SkyBet have Derby at 9/2 to go up and only the three relegated teams have shorter odds - Newcastle United 4/5, and both Norwich City and Aston Villa at 100/30. Expectation has proved a burden at times for the Rams in recent seasons and they have fallen short of the finish line. READ: International update - find out how Chris Baird and...
Derby County international spotlight: Chris Baird plays while...

Derby County international spotlight: Chris Baird plays while...

DERBY County midfielder Chris Baird played the full 90 minutes for Northern Ireland in their final friendly before Euro 2016. The Northern Irish will go into the tournament on the back of a record 12-match unbeaten run after a goalless draw with fellow finalists Slovakia in Trnava. READ: Time for Nigel Pearson to take stock before meeting Rams squad Northern Ireland's first game in Euro 2016 is against Poland on Sunday, June 12 (5pm) before their other Group C games against the Ukraine on...
All runners need to know about today's Derby Ramathon

All runners need to know about today's Derby Ramathon

As runners begin their final preparations for Sunday's Derby Ramathon half marathon, we've produced a handy guide so there are no hiccups on the day. The run begins and ends at Derby County's iPro stadium, with a record near-4,000 people expected to take part in the main event. Here is all the information you will need if you are taking part: READ MORE: Follow live updates from the Derby Ramathon hereCAR PARKING Pride Park is expected to get very busy on race morning so runners are...
Transfer talk: Hearts closing in on striker following Derby...

Transfer talk: Hearts closing in on striker following Derby...

SCOTTISH Premiership club Hearts are hoping to land striker Conor Sammon following his Derby County exit. The Republic of Ireland front man is closing in on a move to Tynecastle, according to the Edinburgh Evening News. The 29-year-old is also wanted by Aberdeen but Hearts are said to be leading the race for his signature. Sammon's contract at Derby expires at the end of the month and he is not being offered a new deal. The former Wigan Athletic and Kilmarnock man had fallen down the...

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