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TRANSFER: Rams defender signs up

Posted: Thu 22 Nov 2012
Author: Andy Hall
Derby defender Valentin Gjokaj

Derby defender Valentin Gjokaj

Image by: PA

Valentin's day for United

Derby County defender Valentin Gjokaj has joined United on-loan this afternoon until 2 January 2013. 

Swiss-born Gjokaj, 19, started his career with FC Luzern and had trials with Blackburn Rovers before signing for Derby County in July this year.

He made his debut for the Rams as a substitute in the 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at the start of this season and is tipped as a hot prospect having signed a two-year deal following a successful summer trial spell at Pride Park.

"He's another young lad who will come in and give us options at a time when we are looking for depth in our squad," manager Greg Abbott said.

"Hopefully he will benefit from his time here and he will give us an extra bit of cover and competition that we need."

Gjokaj will team up with the squad ahead of the trip to Yeovil this weekend.