Frank Fielding & Adam Legzdins set to exit Derby County

Frank Fielding

Derby County manager Nigel Clough expects goalkeepers Adam Legzdins and Frank Fielding to leave in the summer following the arrival of Lee Grant.

Grant, who was out of contract at Burnley, has agreed a three-year deal and Clough said the 30-year-old will be his first-choice keeper next season.

Fielding and Legzdins are both entering the final year of their current deals.

"We would love to keep one of them as a number two but they don't want to do that," Clough told BBC Radio Derby.

"They both want to be number one so they have an opportunity to see what is out there for them because Lee will be number one.

"I think both will [leave] and that is probably best. Both have had a taste of first-team football and once you get that taste it will be backward step to go back and sit on the bench.

"We have one or two enquiries prior to signing Lee. They are two very good goalkeepers with huge potential."

Fielding was number one goalkeeper at the start of the season, but was replaced by Legzdins after suffering an injury.

Clough said the fact neither of them were able to make the goalkeeping spot their own made the decision to bring in Grant easier.

"We have two good goalkeepers in the building, but one is 25 and one is 26 and they are relatively inexperienced in goalkeeping terms," he explained.

"We will feel it would be beneficial to bring someone in who is 30 and knows what it is all about in the Championship.

"We got an opportunity we didn't think we would have with Lee. He expressed an interest in coming back, so it was too good an opportunity to miss.

"He has been extremely consistent for the last six years and has hardly missed a game. Our supporters admired him when he was here and since he left too."

England Under-21 international Grant previously spent seven years at Derby after coming through their youth ranks.

He had loan spells with the Clarets and Oldham before joining Sheffield Wednesday in July 2007 and, after three years with the Owls, he joined Burnley.

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