Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, has joined Derby on loan, according to the club.

In a tweet, the Club said,

Derby manager Steve McClaren made a move for the England Under-21 international following an injury to first-choice keeper Lee Grant at the weekend.

Grant suffered an ankle injury following Derby’s 3-0 win at Reading on Saturday, and a deal for the 21 year-old has been finalised and Butland is set to make his debut against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night.

Butland is currently third-choice keeper at City, behind Asmir Begovic and Thomas Sorensen. The club’s manager Mark Hughes has been keen to get the 21-year-old out on loan. Butland will now get some valuable minutes under his belt in the second tier, as he has done during the last two seasons at Birmingham, Barnsley and Leeds.

Head Coach Steve McClaren said: 

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Jack Butland to Derby County and I would like to extend our thanks to Stoke City for agreeing to let him join us on loan.”

He joined Stoke from Birmingham in January 2013 for just over £3m and has started three Premier League matches for the Potters.


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