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Groin injury forces Derby to recall on-loan keeper

A groin injury to Rams’ second-choice keeper Lee Grant has forced the club to recall on-loan Jonathan Mitchell from Luton Town with the 21-year-old going straight into the squad for tonight’s game against Hull City – according to BBC Sport.

Mitchell, who signed for Derby from Premier League side Newcastle United in June 2014, impressed Luton manager Nathan Jones who said of the young stopper when he signed that: “We think Jonathan is one of the best young goalkeeper’s around. We’ve seen him play and we like what we see. I think he will bring a lot to Luton Town.”

According to website transfermarkt, Mitchell played 10 games for Derby in in U21 Premier League before his move into League Two with the Hatters, keeping five clean sheets and conceding eight goals. Whilst at Kenilworth Road, the youngster made five Luton Town appearances where he kept two clean sheets and conceded only four times.

With Lee Camp having to undergo a minor operation on his groin, it appears that Jonathan Mitchell will be likely Derby’s #2 for the rest of this season.

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