Derby boss confident wrapping up deal for West Ham's Mears

Derby boss Billy Davies is confident of securing on-loan West Ham fullback Tyrone Mears to a permanent deal.

Davies will make Mears his first summer signing this week in a £1million swoop.

The Derby boss was impressed by Mears, 24, during his successful loan spell with the Rams last season.

Davies said: "Tyrone is a young player with plenty of potential and we expect to conclude a deal soon."