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Derby County take Scotland Under-21 midfielder Scott Allan on trial

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 30, 2014

Coventry City 2 - 0 Portsmouth played at the Ricoh Stadium - Coventry..Portsmouth's Scott Allan shadowed by Coventry skipper Sammy Clingan

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DERBY County are casting their eye over midfielder Scott Allan.

The 22-year-old free agent is currently on trial with the Rams.

He started his career at Dundee United – where he played alongside current Derby forward Johnny Russell – and signed for West Bromwich Albion in January 2012.

Loan spells followed at Portsmouth, MK Dons and Birmingham City.

Allan was released by Albion at the end of last season without making a first-team appearance, but he has won 10 caps at under-21 level for Scotland.

Derby also have Argentinian defender Eros Medaglia on trial.

The 19-year-old right back plays for Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield.

CRAIG Forsyth believes he can fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League with Derby County.

The 25-year-old left back has signed a new four-year deal until 2018 and he is confident Derby can enjoy another good season.

He was ever-present last season as the Rams narrowly missed out on promotion.

Derby finished third in the Championship before losing 1-0 to Queen’s Park Rangers in the play-off final at Wembley.

Forsyth says he has ambitions to play in the top flight and sees no reason why he cannot do so in a Derby shirt.

“I am very happy to be here for the next four years,” he said.

“The team did well last year and it is nice to be rewarded with an extended contract.

“When I heard about the possibility of getting a new deal it didn’t take long to get sorted.

“I’m really thankful for that and hopefully we can go on to better things together.

“Like all players, I want to play in the Premier League and I believe I can do that with Derby County.

“When I signed last summer, Derby was an attractive club to join and I think it’s even more attractive now.”

Forsyth joined Derby from Watford 12 months ago and signed a three-year contract.

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