Derby County have completed the signings of centre back Phil Jagielka and striker Sam Baldock on short-term contracts, the club have confirmed.
Both Jagielka and Baldock have been training with Derby this summer, having become free agents this summer following their departures from Sheffield United and Reading respectively.
Now, the Derby have secured the services of the pair for the first-half of the season, after it was announced that both players have put pen to paper on deals that are set to run until January 2022.
The duo have now taken the Rams’ tally of senior summer signings to five – after goalkeeper Ryan Allsop, centre back Richard Stearman and midfielder Ravel Morrison – with the club’s business still heavily regulated by the EFL amid its recent financial issues.
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Jagielka and Baldock could both make their competitive debuts for Derby on Wednesday night, when Wayne Rooney’s side travel to the MKM Stadium to face Hull City.
Taking to Twitter to react to news of the signing of the duo, plenty of Derby fans were keen to give their thoughts on the club’s latest business.
Here, we take a look at what some of those Rams fans had to say.
Wisdom not be better than Jags?
— DCFC (@DcfcFansTalk) August 17, 2021
Hopefully we can keep a lead now probably not tho
— Jack Austin (@jacka2004dcfc) August 17, 2021
— Rôrŷ🐏 (@RoryxDCFC) August 17, 2021
Yes then! Welcome 🐏🐏 EIEIEIO
— Cam Storer (@Cam_Storer) August 17, 2021
— maxdcfc (@maxpaterson19) August 17, 2021
— Will (@Will16777216) August 17, 2021
Just announce promotion already
— Joss Morgan (@JossMorgan5) August 17, 2021
— alex (@alexRedman84) August 17, 2021