Former Derby centre-half Craig Short has rejoined the Championship
club as head of recruitment for the Academy.
The 43 year old made 143 appearances for the Rams following his
£2.65million arrival from Notts County in September 1992.
"In a nutshell, Craig is looking to discover 13, 14, 15, 16-year-old
talents who can come in and be a part of the Academy set-up which is
making great progress," said chief executive Tom Glick. "We are
incredibly excited about the number of players, particularly between
the ages of 15 and 18, who should play Championship football and
higher with Derby County.
"Craig is looking to find more and more of them, and to work them into
the system at whatever age is appropriate. As part of his job we also
expect he will find some older players - 18, 19, 20-year-olds - who
could perhaps move into the development squad or perhaps immediately
into the first team.
"Craig is a very well-respected, very well-connected guy and a
highly-intelligent guy, so we are thrilled to have him as part of the