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Derby set to make January move for Championship midfield ace

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Derby County manager Gary Rowett has said the club will once again move for Birmingham City midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld in January. 

In a report by HITC via the Derby Telegraph, the Rams manager has confirmed the club will revisit the deal following it’s collapse on deadline day.

“I think we will have to revisit the deal from a moral perspective and also from a perspective that the player would have given us something different,” said Rowett.

Derby finally hit their top gear this season on Friday night when they demolished Hull City 5-0 live on Sky, and manager Rowett will no doubt be hoping to continue that form when they continue their Championship campaign in midweek.

The signing of Kieftenbeld was believed to have been completed on deadline day, only for the deal to fall through at the last minute as the relevant paperwork was not completed on time by all parties.

However, Rams fans will see it as a positive move that Rowett is already considering going back in for the player in January, which suggests the manager is already making plans for what he could need to add when the winter window rolls round in four months time.

The Verdict

Derby will have been disappointed to miss out on Kieftenbeld on deadline day, but have enough in their ranks to make sure they are within touching distance of the top six come January.

If this is the case, expect the Rams to make a real go of it in the January transfer window as they look to win promotion back to the top flight.


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