Derby County sign Brad Jones on loan from Liverpool

Brad Jones
Jones began his career as a trainee at Middlesbrough

Derby County have signed Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones on loan until the end of the season.

The Rams have brought in the 29-year-old as a replacement for Matt Duke, who has been recalled by his parent club Hull City.

Manager Nigel Clough told the Rams website: "Brad fits the bill perfectly.

"He has Premier League experience, Football League experience and most importantly big game experience."

Jones joined Liverpool from Middlesbrough for £2.3m in August and has made two appearances for the Anfield club.

The Australian, who has also had loan spells with Stockport, Rotherham, Blackpool and Sheffield Wednesday, was in goal as Liverpool were beaten by League Two side Northampton in the Carling Cup.

"We have some big games coming up between now and May and he will be our number one in them," added Clough.

"He hasn't had much first-team football this season, so I am pretty sure he will be looking forward to the challenge.

"Liverpool have done us a big favour and I would like to thank Kenny Dalglish and the other officials at Anfield for agreeing to loan another of their players to Derby County."

Last month, the Rams secured the services of Daniel Ayala on loan until the end of the season.