Derby County have bolstered their squad ahead of the 2015/16 season by securing the services of striker Darren Bent and defender Alex Pearce, the club have confirmed.
The duo become the first additions to the squad since new boss Paul Clement took over the managerial reigns and are the former Real Madrid coach’s first summer recruits.
Ex-Sunderland and Ipswich Town striker Bent arrives at the iPro Stadium on a free transfer following his release from Aston Villa.
Bent had a successful loan spell with the East Midlands club during the second half of last season and scored ten goals in 15 appearances.
The 31-year-old former England international spent some time out injured last season but will now add to the Rams’ attacking options.
Pearce joins on a free transfer from Championship rivals Reading and signs a three-year deal with the Rams.
The ex-Royals captain came through the youth academy at the Madejski Stadium and played for the club during their stint in the Premier League.
The 26-year-old is a Republic of Ireland international and adds Championship experience in abundance.
Rams fans… Are you happy with your recruits?