Rams seal deal for Hammer
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Derby have completed the loan signing of West Ham goalkeeper Stephen Bywater.
Derby have completed the loan signing of West Ham goalkeeper Stephen Bywater, with a permanent transfer pending.
The Rams agreed the short-term arrangement in time to beat the 12 noon deadline, and the player is eligible to play in Saturday evening's Championship clash against Hull.
The 25-year-old's agreement will be converted into a three-year contract at the end of the month.
The former Rochdale keeper joined The Hammers in 1998 and made over 60 appearances for the East London side.
Bywater becomes manager Billy Davies's third signing in three days, following Dean Leacock's arrival from Fulham and Mo Camara's switch from Celtic.