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Derby sign Tottenham midfielder after loan spell

19:55 03 January 2014

Simon Dawkins takes on Danny Simpson (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Simon Dawkins takes on Danny Simpson (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Derby have signed Tottenham midfielder Simon Dawkins on a permanent deal following a successful loan spell at the Sky Bet Championship club.

Dawkins joins Steve McClaren’s men for an undisclosed fee, believed to be worth in the region of £500,000, on a two-and-a-half year contract.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder joined the Rams from Spurs on a three-month deal in October and has scored three goals in his 13 appearances.

“Simon has done really well whilst on loan with us and he’s made himself a regular fixture in our attacking line-up,” said Derby head coach McClaren.

“He’s a player we like and I think he brings a lot to the team; he can create goals and, as we’ve seen, he can score them himself.

“During his three months with us Simon has proved his worth and we’re delighted he’s agreed to join us on a permanent basis.

“We think he’ll only improve as he continues to play games and after just turning 26 we think his best years remain ahead of him.”

Dawkins’ contract at Tottenham was due to expire in the summer, although the Barclays Premier League club had an option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.

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