Derby County signed four players during the transfer window in the hope of kick-starting their season and claiming promotion.
After a poor start in which the Rams failed to win in four of their opening five games, scoring just once, Nigel Pearson added strikers James Wilson from Manchester United and Matej Vydra from Watford.
One of Vydra’s Watford teammates Ikechi Anya also joined the Rams on Deadline Day, followed by former Leicester City goalkeeper Chris Weale.
Derby have also shipped players this summer, with the likes of Raul Albentosa, Jake Buxton and Ryan Shotton all going through the exit door, as well as Chris Martin who joined Fulham on loan.
The Rams want promotion this season after three seasons of being contenders, only to fail. But after five games, Derby have been nowhere near good enough to challenge for promotion.
The transfer window is closed, but teams can still bring in free agents to bolster their squads.
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