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Lee Grant is out of Derby County pre-season matches after operation on knee

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 27, 2014

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DERBY County’s number one goalkeeper Lee Grant will miss the early pre-season friendlies after undergoing a minor operation on his knee.

First-team coach Paul Simpson said Grant has been nursed through his rehabilitation and is about a week away from a return.

“Lee had a small tidy-up operation, nothing serious,” added Simpson.

“Pre-season is a good opportunity to have a look at Kelle Roos because Lee Grant will not be fit for the early games. We will have a look at Kelle, and Jonathan Mitchell.”

Roos signed for Derby from Nuneaton Town in January and is likely to be second-choice behind Grant this season following the summer departure of Adam Legzdins.

Mitchell, 19, joined the Rams on a free earlier this month having been released by Newcastle United.

Grant was ever-present last season following his free transfer from Burnley.

Derby’s early pre-season games see them play Matlock Town, Ilkeston, Nuneaton Town and Mickleover Sports.

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