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Derby County defender Ryan Shotton relishing hectic schedule as...

Derby County defender Ryan Shotton relishing hectic schedule as...

RYAN Shotton is looking forward to a hectic run of matches but knows he will be made to work hard to keep his place in the Derby County starting line-up.Shotton was handed his league debut for the Rams in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.That match marked the start of a seven-game spell in the space of three weeks.Next up is a showdown with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park tonight followed by a home encounter with Cardiff City on Saturday.Shotton will be looking to...
Derby County: Steve Nicholson says Ryan Shotton's leveller a key...

Derby County: Steve Nicholson says Ryan Shotton's leveller a key...

RYAN Shotton displayed sharp opportunism in reacting the way he did to score against Nottingham Forest after Richard Keogh's towering header smacked against the bar.Shotton was actually on the ground in the six-yard box when he turned the ball over the line, despite Karl Darlow's best efforts to keep it out.What was the 15th senior goal of his career – and his first for Derby County – gave the Rams a deserved point from Sunday's 1-1 draw at the City Ground. Important enough,...
Derby County: Ryan Shotton's goal delight cuts short Leon Best's...

Derby County: Ryan Shotton's goal delight cuts short Leon Best's...

RYAN Shotton delighted Derby County fans with his first goal for the club against arch rivals Nottingham Forest – but left team-mate Leon Best slightly disappointed.Shotton's 80th-minute equaliser earned the Rams a 1-1 draw at the City Ground yesterday in front of the live television cameras, though there was initially some confusion over who had scored.Richard Keogh's header came back off the bar and the same player pounced on the loose ball, along with Shotton.Forest keeper Karl...
Derby County's Ryan Shotton relishing chance to work with Steve...

Derby County's Ryan Shotton relishing chance to work with Steve...

RECENT recruit Ryan Shotton is relishing the chance to work under former England boss Steve McClaren at Derby County.Shotton joined the Rams on loan from Stoke City last month, with a view to a permanent deal.He impressed on his debut at right-back in the 1-0 Capital One Cup second round victory over Charlton Athletic and was an unused substitute for the 1-1 Championship draw with Ipswich Town.Shotton is looking forward to tapping into the coaching experience of ex-Middlesbrough, FC Twente...
I'm here to help, says Derby County new boy Ryan Shotton

I'm here to help, says Derby County new boy Ryan Shotton

RYAN Shotton is ready to be a team player for Derby County as he aims to help out the Rams' promotion bid.Shotton has joined Derby from Stoke City, initially on loan, though the moved is expected to be made permanent.The 25-year-old impressed on his debut in Tuesday night's Capital Cup One second round victory over Charlton Athletic as head coach Steve McClaren made six changes to his side.He came in for Cyrus Christie at right-back – but he can also play centre-half or in...
Derby County: Steve McClaren says Ryan Shotton's versatility will...

Derby County: Steve McClaren says Ryan Shotton's versatility will...

STEVE McClaren sees the versatility of new loan signing Ryan Shotton as a valuable asset to Derby County's squad.Shotton has joined the Rams from Stoke City, initially on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal. McClaren says the 25-year-old defender-cum-midfielder will strengthen defensive options.Shotton is a right-back who has also played in wide midfield roles.Derby might also see him as a centre back.He stands at 6ft 3in and has a long throw-in similar to that of...
Derby County land defender Ryan Shotton from Stoke City

Derby County land defender Ryan Shotton from Stoke City

DERBY County have signed Stoke City's Ryan Shotton on loan with a view to a permanent deal.The 25-year-old is a versatile defender-cum-midfielder.He has a year to run on his contract at Stoke where he has made 69 appearances and scored twice.Standing at 6ft 3in, Shotton plays as a right-back and has also figured in midfield, although Derby might also see him as a centre-back. He possess a long throw-in.He goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's Capital One Cup tie against Charlton...
The Sentinel Aug 25, 2014
Stoke City: Ryan Shotton close to Derby County move

Stoke City: Ryan Shotton close to Derby County move

RYAN Shotton was heading for a medical this afternoon ahead of a proposed move to Derby County. Fenton-born Shotton will be severing his ties after more than a decade at the club having come through the Academy system. Now 25, the writing has long been on the wall for the defender-cum-midfielder after making his last appearance for the club in the last match under Tony Pulis in May last year. Shotton often divided opinion during his 69 first-team appearances for the club after frequently being...
Derby County: Jordon Ibe and Ryan Shotton on Rams radar before...

Derby County: Jordon Ibe and Ryan Shotton on Rams radar before...

JORDON Ibe and Ryan Shotton still feature strongly on Derby County's radar as head coach Steve McClaren looks to bolster his squad ahead of the transfer window closing.Derby want to sign Ibe on loan and are thought to be leading the race for the 18-year-old Liverpool winger.Shotton, a versatile player in defence or midfield, is in the final year of his contract at Stoke City, who have confirmed there is interest from Derby."Ryan is at the point of his career where he wants more...

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