Derby County sign Hull City's Kevin Kilbane on loan

Kevin Kilbane
Kilbane is the second most capped player in his country's history

Derby County have signed Hull City defender-midfielder Kevin Kilbane on a six-month loan deal.

The 34-year-old, who has 110 caps for the Republic of Ireland, ended last season on loan at Huddersfield.

Rams boss Nigel Clough told the club website:external-link "Kevin brings a wealth of experience and the ability to play in a variety of positions.

"He's an international player. It is exciting for us to attract another player of that ilk to Derby."

Clough added: "We believe he will be a welcome addition to our squad and given the type of character and player he is, we have no doubt he will do a good job for us."

The former Preston, West Brom, Sunderland, Everton and Wigan man made 31 appearances for the Terriers last season as they lost in the League One play-off final.

Kilbane becomes the Rams' ninth summer signing.