Rams seal Commons swoop
Forest ace completes move to rivals Derby
By James Pearson. Last Updated: 02/06/08 3:58pm
Commons: Seals Derby switch
Derby County have completed the capture of Kris Commons from rivals Nottingham Forest on a free transfer.
"He is a player who can unlock doors."
Jewell on Commons Quotes of the week
Commons helped win promotion for Forest last season, but will now be entrusted to help Derby back into the Premier League.
The 24-year-old is Derby's sixth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Ruben Zadkovich, Paul Connolly, Nathan Ellington, Jordan Stewart and Paul Green.
Gem of a signing
Manager Paul Jewell, who came under fire last season for failing to win a game after replacing Billy Davies, has labelled the winger as a 'gem of a signing'.
"This is a gem of a signing for us and a terrific boost that Kris has chosen to join Derby over the numerous other clubs who were also keen to secure his signature," he told the club's official website.
"He is a player who can unlock doors; he has that 'X-factor', a genuine match-winner.
"When I met him I was also impressed with his hunger and desire to improve and play at the highest level. I like his ambition and his drive."