County tie up Todd swoop

10 July 2007 10:15
Derby County have wrapped up the signing of experienced centre-half Andy Todd from Blackburn Rovers. The 32-year-old is reported to have cost the Rams around £750,000, having agreed a two-year contract with the Premier League new boys. He follows his father, Colin Todd, in donning the famous white shirt of the Rams. Manager Billy Davies told the Evening Telegraph: "Andy's an excellent signing and somebody we are delighted to have. "It is important to have leaders in the dressing room and on the pitch, and Andy is one. He is a great competitor. "The fact his father is a Derby County legend will, I'm sure, make him an instant hit with the fans. You do not get much better than Colin Todd as a player, he was terrific. "I am sure he will be very proud that his son is to play for the club and will want him to follow in his footsteps." The Rams have also snapped up former Preston North End goalkeeper Ben Hinchcliffe on a two-year contract, following the 18-year-old's release by the Lilywhites.

Source: ESA