THREE LISTED AS RAMS GET WEST
By Ciaran Baynes
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The acceptance of the application for the Nigerian international's work permit means the former Milan ace begins a three month trial period at the club - becoming the third defender to join in just over a week after Lilian Martin and O`Neil.
Match practice may prove to be the biggest difficulty for West as he has played infrequently in the last season and a half during troubled spells for both Milan clubs.
Of the transfer-listed players Bohinen and Sturridge, the longest serving player at the club, are both out of contract at Pride Park at the end of the season.
Norwegian international Bohinen was signed for £1.45 million in March 1998 from Blackburn, hoping that he could reproduce the form he hit for the Rams' rivals Nottingham Forest during his two year spell at the City Ground from 1993. However, his time at Pride Park has been troubled by injury and public rows with manager Jim Smith
Sturridge has been at Derby for 12 years and has scored 53 goals in 142 games.
The 27-year-old striker was at one point linked with a big money switch to Arsenal, but his appearances in recent years have been limited and he has failed to hit double figures for the last two years.
Burton joined three years ago in a £1 million deal from Portsmouth, but has just scored two goals this season.
The 24-year-old Jamaican international has netted 17 in 50 starts for the club, but with the Rams boss often opting to just play Malcolm Christie up front on his own his first team chances, along with those of Sturridge, have been limited.