Derby recall Chris Baird from Fulham loan spell

2 May

Derby have recalled Northern Ireland international Chris Baird from his loan spell at Fulham after youngster Jamie Hanson’s season was cut short by injury.

Derby: Derby recall Chris Baird from Fulham loan spellDerby: Derby recall Chris Baird from Fulham loan spell

Baird joined the Cottagers in February on an emergency deal until the end of the campaign but Derby have activated a clause in the agreement to take the utility player back to the iPro Stadium.

Hanson’s shoulder problem has left 34-year-old Baird in contention for the Rams’ final game of the Sky Bet Championship season against Ipswich and the two-legged play-off clash with Hull.

“It looks as if Jamie’s season is over,” Derby head coach Darren Wassall told Rams Player HD.

“He’s going to go and see a surgeon this week in London to have a look at the extent of the damage but it doesn’t look good for him.

“It’s a shame for Jamie because he covers us in three positions. It’s more disappointing, though, for him more than anybody else because he has played a major part in the last three months of the season.

“Chris can play in a number of positions and will give us good cover. We have to protect ourselves and he will be back in training on Wednesday.”


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