Goalkeeper Stephen Bywater 'not in Derby County plans'

Stephen Bywater
Bywater was on loan at Cardiff City last season

Derby County goalkeeping coach Martin Taylor says out-of-favour keeper Stephen Bywater's loan exit is a chance for him to earn a permanent move.

Bywater, 30, has fallen out of favour at Pride Park and has joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan until 17 December.

Taylor told BBC Radio Derby: "He's not in the squad at all. Nothing against Stephen because he's worked really hard but he doesn't figure in our plans.

"At his age he just needs to play games and get in the shop window."