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Derby County loan Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland

20 October 2014

Derby County have signed Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland on a one-month loan deal.

The 21-year-old joined Stoke from Birmingham in January 2013 and has since been loaned out to Barnsley and Leeds United.

His latest loan switch, to Derby, comes after the Rams' first-choice stopper Lee Grant picked up an injury in the 3-0 victory over Reading at the weekend.

Head Coach Steve McClaren told Derby's official website: “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Jack Butland to Derby County and I would like to extend our thanks to Stoke City for agreeing to let him join us on loan.

“Jack is a promising young goalkeeper and after Lee Grant picked up an injury on Saturday, as a management team, we quickly set about identifying someone to come into the group.

“We know a lot about Jack and he is someone who Eric Steele [Derby’s Goalkeeping Coach] rates very highly.”

The Bristol-born goalkeeper’s loan deal will run for an initial 28 days and he is likely to make his debut on Tuesday night against Blackpool.

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