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Rams complete Wisdom deal

22 October 2013

Derby have signed Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom on loan until the end of the season.

The versatile 20-year-old, who can play at both right-back and in the centre of defence, heads to Pride Park in search of first-team football having made just three appearances for his parent club this campaign.

Wisdom played a big part for Brendan Rodgers' side last campaign but has found regular football hard to come by this term, featuring just twice in the Barclays Premier League and once in the Capital One Cup.

Rams boss Steve McClaren had been looking to bolster his defensive options since taking the reins earlier this months and is looking forward to working with the talented youngster.

He told the club's official website: "Andre is a very good and a promising player who we're delighted to welcome to Derby County.

"Liverpool obviously think a lot of him but he's at the stage of his development where he needs to play some first-team games, and we're delighted they see Derby as the place to do that.

"We've had a few injuries in defence of late and Andre will bring extra qualities as well as more competition for places, which is always welcome."

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