Tom Naylor: Cambridge United sign Derby midfielder on loan

Tom Naylor
Naylor initially joined Derby County on loan from then Conference side Mansfield Town in 2011

Cambridge United have signed versatile Tom Naylor from Derby on a month's loan as midfield injury cover.

The 23-year-old, who has made 10 first-team appearances for the Rams since 2011, spent last season on loan with Newport.

The U's are missing Tom Champion, Luke Chadwick and Liam Hughes, the latter of whom is expected to be out for up to another month with a fractured wrist.

"Tom fits the bill perfectly," said U's director of football Jez George.

"He started his career as a centre-half but has developed into a midfielder at Derby County.

"We think that's his best position and so does he. Tom's played a number of Football League games, he has the attributes that we were looking for and he's been really keen to come here."

Naylor is available to make his debut for Cambridge against Luton on Saturday.

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