Derby move quickly for released Sunderland defender Anderson

Championship strugglers Derby County have recruited former Sunderland central defender Russell Anderson.

Championship strugglers Derby County have recruited former Sunderland central defender Russell Anderson.

The 31 year old joins on a free transfer after having had his contract cancelled at the Stadium of Light by mutual agreement.

Rams boss Nigel Clough: "Russell is an excellent defender who brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge. He is the type of character we are looking to add to the squad; he wants to play football and is prepared to work hard.

"It might take Russell a couple of weeks to get up to full speed, but we need a fresh face in central defence and we believe Russell has the qualities and courage to step up to the mark if we ask him to."

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