Davies drops signing hint

11 July 2007 08:21
Derby County boss Billy Davies has hinted that another big-money signing could be just around the corner for the Premier League new boys. Davies has spent more than £7million on new signings Robert Earnshaw, Andy Todd, Claude Davis and Tyrone Mears since the Rams sealed their return to the top-flight via last season's Championship play-off final. But the spending might not be over according to Davies, who is still monitoring a number of potential transfer targets. Asked whether there was a chance of more arrivals, he replied: "There's a possibility. "We're spinning a few plates at the moment, and while we can't guarantee fans there will be new additions, there just might be another expensive signing around the corner." Meanwhile, Davies has revealed his relief at finally ending the David Kelly saga. Kelly, his former assistant at Preston North End, was finally given permission to move to Pride Park after being placed on gardening leave almost 12 months ago when Davies left Deepdale. "He is a very loyal person. What you see is what you get and I'm delighted to have him," he added. "He's had great experience as a player and he has great experience as a coach and an assistant manager. "I know I can turn my back at any time and he will do the right thing for the right reason. "He is a fantastic addition to this club and he's been a breath of fresh air on the training ground in the last few days."

Source: ESA